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This series of four books marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the "space age," which opened with the launch of Sputnik in 1957, by providing a comprehensive account of how we have used robotic spacecraft to explore the Solar System. It starts with a review of what we knew

Synopsis:

This superbly illustrated volume explores the technology of recent space probes - including their data processing systems and scientific instrumentation. It includes material on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and looks ahead to future developments.

About the Author

Paolo Ulivi was born in Florence, Italy and graduated from the Politecnico di Milano University with a thesis on robotics for Mars sample return missions. He works as a consultant in aeropsace structures in Toulouse, France. In his free time, he researches the history of astronautics, astronomy, aeronautics and the Cold War. He is also an amateur astronomer and specializes in Solar System observations. David Harland studied astronomy to degree level, and pursued a career lecturing in computer science, and academic and industrial research. In 1995, David "retired" to resume his interest in space and started to write. He has over two dozen books published to date, a majority of them with Springer/Praxis and several others under contract. These days he considers himself to be an amateur hermit and a professional space historian.

Table of Contents

From the Contents: Part 1The Beginning.- Of Landers and Orbiters.- The Grandest Tour.- Part 2 The Decade of Halley.- The Era of Flagships.- Faster, Cheaper, Better.- Part 3 The Last Flagship.- Faster, Cheaper, Better Continues.- Mars Invaded.- Part 4 Illustrations.

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ISBN:
9781461448112
Author:
Ulivi, Paolo
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Harland, David
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Abandoned Space Projects
Subject:
China space program
Subject:
Deep Impact Mission
Subject:
Flagship Space Probes
Subject:
Future Unmanned Missions
Subject:
Mars Missions Overview
Subject:
Robotic Space Exploration
Subject:
STEREO Mission Sun
Subject:
Space Robotic Technology
Subject:
unmanned missions
Subject:
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Subject:
Popular Science in Astronomy
Subject:
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Subject:
Computer applications
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2013
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20130601
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
500

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"Synopsis" by , This superbly illustrated volume explores the technology of recent space probes - including their data processing systems and scientific instrumentation. It includes material on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and looks ahead to future developments.
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