Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

Robotic Exploration of the Solar System : Part 4: The Modern Era 2004 -2013

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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 - some flown, others not - 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 Chang'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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 567 pages
  • 168 x 240 x 30.48mm | 9,775g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2015 ed.
  • 226 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 567 p. 226 illus.
  • 1461448115
  • 9781461448112
  • 900,957

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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 - some flown, others not - 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 2013coverage 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 Planetcoverage 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 orbiterthe first complete description of the Chinese Chang'e 2 asteroid flyby mission ever publishedextensive coverage of future missions, including the European BepiColombo Mercury orbiter and international plans to revisit the most interesting moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
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Table of contents

Part 1.- The 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.- New frontiers of the solar system.- Red Planet blues.- The future.
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"This work completes the authors' review of Solar System missions up to about 2013. ... I particularly liked the selection of photographs, both technological and scientific, many of which I had never seen before. ... as source of detailed descriptions of any planetary mission you have heard of, and possibly a few you haven't, it is an excellent reference source." (John Davies, The Observatory, April, 2016)

"Space historians Ulivi and Harland serve up the fourth book in this series on international planetary exploration missions, covering the most recent ten years. Their compendium does a superb job of capturing what seems like 'insider' details of each major mission. ... This fourth volume could stand on its own as a reference for those interested only in modern missions. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. All space history/exploration collections." (T. D. Oswalt, Choice, Vol. 52 (9), May, 2015)
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"This work completes the authors' review of Solar System missions up to about 2013. ... I particularly liked the selection of photographs, both technological and scientific, many of which I had never seen before. ... as source of detailed descriptions of any planetary mission you have heard of, and possibly a few you haven't, it is an excellent reference source." (John Davies, The Observatory, April, 2016)

"Space historians Ulivi and Harland serve up the fourth book in this series on international planetary exploration missions, covering the most recent ten years. Their compendium does a superb job of capturing what seems like `insider' details of each major mission. ... This fourth volume could stand on its own as a reference for those interested only in modern missions. ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. All space history/exploration collections." (T. D. Oswalt, Choice, Vol. 52 (9), May, 2015)
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About Paolo Ulivi

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 aerospace 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.
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