Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

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In Robotic Exploration of the Solar System, Paolo Ulivi and David Harland provide a comprehensive account of the design and management of deep-space missions, the spacecraft involved a€“ some flown, others not a€“ their instruments, and their scientific results. This fourth volume in the series covers the period 2004 to the present day and features: coverage of the Rosetta and Curiosity missions up to the end of 2013 coverage of Mars missions since 2005, including the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Phoenix and Fobos-Grunt, plus a description of plans for future robotic exploration of the Red Planet coverage of all planetary missions launched between 2004 and 2013, including the Deep Impact cometary mission, the MESSENGER Mercury orbiter, the New Horizons Pluto flyby and the Juno Jupiter orbiter the first complete description of the Chinese Changa€™e 2 asteroid flyby mission ever published extensive coverage of future missions, including the European BepiColombo Mercury orbiter and international plans to revisit the most interesting moons of Jupiter and Saturn.This marked the first operational use by the two ESA deepspace antennas of very precise navigation by determining the vehiclea#39;s position in the sky in relation to quasars. Supplemented by similar measurements using NASA antennas, this provided an uncertainty in the closest point of ... The main engine ignited at 07:10 UTC for the 1, 251.6-rn/s braking maneuver. ... system, as it now had vehicles in orbit around the Moon, Mars and Venus, and was preparing a mission to Mercury .

Title:Robotic Exploration of the Solar System
Author: Paolo Ulivi, David M. Harland
Publisher:Springer - 2014-09-16

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