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Planetary landers and entry probes

Author: Andrew J Ball
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a concise, broad overview of the engineering, science and history of planetary landers and atmospheric entry probes designed to explore the atmospheres and surfaces of other planets. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Ball
ISBN: 9780521129589 0521129583 9780521820028 0521820022
OCLC Number: 461270335
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: xxi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Mission goals and system engineering --
2. Accommodation, launch, cruise and arrival from orbit or interplanetary trajectory --
3. Entering atmospheres --
4. Descent through an atmosphere --
5. Descent to an airless body --
6. Planetary balloons, aircraft, submarines and cryobots --
7. Arrival at a surface --
8. Thermal control of landers and entry probes --
9. Power systems --
10. Communication and tracking of entry probes --
11. Radiation environment --
12. Surface activities : arms, drills, moles and mobility --
13. Structures --
14. Contamination of spacecraft and planets --
15. Destructive impact probes --
16. Atmospheric entry probes --
17. Pod landers --
18. Legged landers --
19. Payload delivery penetrators --
20. Small body surface missions --
21. Surveyor landers --
22. Galileo probe --
23. Huygens --
24. Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner --
25. Deep Space 2 Mars Microprobes --
26. Rosetta lander Philae --
27. Mars exploration rovers : Spirit and Opportunity.
Responsibility: Andrew Ball [and others].

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