Robotic Exploration of the Solar System: Part I: The Golden Age 1957-1982 / Edition 1
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Robotic Exploration of the Solar System: Part I: The Golden Age 1957-1982 / Edition 1

by Paolo Ulivi, David M. Harland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387493263

ISBN-13: 9780387493268

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

This fascinating book is a must-have text for space enthusiasts with an engineering bent. It is a detailed history of unmanned missions that have explored our solar system. The subject is treated wherever possible from an engineering and scientific standpoint and includes technical descriptions of the spacecraft, their mission designs and their instrumentations.

Overview

This fascinating book is a must-have text for space enthusiasts with an engineering bent. It is a detailed history of unmanned missions that have explored our solar system. The subject is treated wherever possible from an engineering and scientific standpoint and includes technical descriptions of the spacecraft, their mission designs and their instrumentations. Scientific results are discussed in depth, together with details of mission management. The book is fantastically comprehensive, covering missions and results from the 1950s right up to the present day. Some of the latest missions and their results appear in a popular science book for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387493268
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

The beginning.- Of landers and orbiters.- The grandest tour.

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