Deep Space Probes

This second edition includes an entirely new chapter on holographic message plaques for future interstellar probes – a NASA-funded project.

Author: Gregory L. Matloff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540273400

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The Space Age is nearly 50 years old but exploration of the outer planets and beyond has only just begun. Deep-Space Probes Second Edition draws on the latest research to explain why we should explore beyond the edge of the Solar System and how we can build highly sophisticated robot spacecraft to make the journey. Many technical problems remain to be solved, among them propulsion systems to permit far higher velocities, and technologies to build vehicles a fraction of the size of today’s spacecraft. Beyond the range of effective radio control, robot vehicles for exploring deep space will need to be intelligent, ‘thinking’ craft – able to make vital decisions entirely on their own. Gregory Matloff also looks at the possibility for human travel into interstellar space, and some of the immense problems that such journeys would entail. This second edition includes an entirely new chapter on holographic message plaques for future interstellar probes – a NASA-funded project.
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Deep Space Probes

This expert guide, written by a major figure at the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, presents an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the present-day state-of-the-art in the field of extrasolar and interstellar space exploration, ...

Author: Gregory Matloff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 185233200X

Category: Science

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This expert guide, written by a major figure at the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, presents an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the present-day state-of-the-art in the field of extrasolar and interstellar space exploration, focusing on the most promising techniques. It looks at potential missions and explores the many exciting ideas being developed to probe the planets and nearby stars for signs of life. Because of the tremendous current interest in the search for extrasolar life and extraterrestrial intelligence, this is a timely and illuminating survey.
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NASA Thesaurus

Space Instrumentation Facility , Deep | DEEP SPACE INSTRUMENTATION
FACILITY Space Probe , Mariner S 1 MARINER S SPACE PROBE Space Probe .
Zond 6 1 ZOND 6 SPACE PROBE Space Probe , Mariner 6 1 MARINER 6
SPACE ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112119814827

Category: Aeronautics

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Probing

Deep-Space Probes like probing deep space.

Author: Mike Teale

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ISBN: 9798591739775

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Deep-Space Probes like probing deep space.
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Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

... 17 p3043 N67-30371 Trajectory and navigation accuracy studies related to
deep space network 17 p3100 N67-30372 ... 07 p1120 N67-17835 Development
plan for radar altimeter applicable to deep space probes ( NASA - CR - 86263 ]
07 ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112106767921

Category: Aeronautics

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Lists citations with abstracts for aerospace related reports obtained from world wide sources and announces documents that have recently been entered into the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Database.
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Satellites and Space Probes

The Deep Space Network The radio signals sent to Earth by a space probe are
received by one of three huge dish-shaped antennas. These antennas are
connected to ground stations. Together, they make up the Deep Space Network,
 ...

Author: Niki Walker

Publisher: New York ; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. : Crabtree Pub.

ISBN: 0865056919

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Amazing photos show how these remarkable machines are important to communications, weather prediction, and teaching us about our solar system.
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Deep Space Propulsion

In this book, Kelvin F. Long takes us on all the possible journeys - the mission targets, the technologies we might use to power such journeys, and what scientific knowledge we are seeking to obtain upon arriving there.

Author: K. F. Long

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461406072

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The technology of the next few decades could possibly allow us to explore with robotic probes the closest stars outside our Solar System, and maybe even observe some of the recently discovered planets circling these stars. This book looks at the reasons for exploring our stellar neighbors and at the technologies we are developing to build space probes that can traverse the enormous distances between the stars. In order to reach the nearest stars, we must first develop a propulsion technology that would take our robotic probes there in a reasonable time. Such propulsion technology has radically different requirements from conventional chemical rockets, because of the enormous distances that must be crossed. Surprisingly, many propulsion schemes for interstellar travel have been suggested and await only practical engineering solutions and the political will to make them a reality. This is a result of the tremendous advances in astrophysics that have been made in recent decades and the perseverance and imagination of tenacious theoretical physicists. This book explores these different propulsion schemes – all based on current physics – and the challenges they present to physicists, engineers, and space exploration entrepreneurs. This book will be helpful to anyone who really wants to understand the principles behind and likely future course of interstellar travel and who wants to recognizes the distinctions between pure fantasy (such as Star Trek’s ‘warp drive’) and methods that are grounded in real physics and offer practical technological solutions for exploring the stars in the decades to come.
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Space Probes and Planetary Exploration

Scientists at Stanford University have designed a radio - propagation experiment
using the Pioneer - 6 deep - space probe . The primary objective is the
measurement of the integrated electron density between the Earth and the probe
and its ...

Author: William R. Corliss

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ISBN: WISC:89038745683

Category: Outer space

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Deep Space Chronicle

First published in 2002 as volume 24 in the NASA "Monograph in Aerospace History" series. This study contains photographs and illustrations.

Author: Asif A. Siddiqi

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ISBN: 1780393245

Category: Transportation

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First published in 2002 as volume 24 in the NASA "Monograph in Aerospace History" series. This study contains photographs and illustrations.
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Thermoelectric Generators for Deep Space Application

As a spacecraft using solar panels moves toward the outer planets , the
powerproducing capability of the solar array will ... Figure 1 presents the variation
of panel specific performance as a function of space - probe distance for both
present ...

Author: P. Rouklove

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105024699675

Category: Space vehicles

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Deep Space Communication and Navigation Study

VISIBILITY PERIODS OF A MARS ORBITER RELATIVE TO A SPACE PROBE
APPROACHING FROM EARTH ... BRATION POINT OF THE EARTH - MOON
SYSTEM If space probes approach Mars in the ecliptic plane , then the results of
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Technologies for Deep Space Exploration

This book offers readers essential insights into system design for deep space probes and describes key aspects such as system design, orbit design, telecommunication, GNC, thermal control, propulsion, aerobraking and scientific payload.

Author: Zezhou Sun

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811547942

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Solar Stirling for Deep Space Applications

INTRODUCTION The traditional means to satisfy electrical power requirements
for outer planetary space probes is through Radioisotope Thermoelectric
Generators ( RTGs ) . RTGs were most recently used on the Galileo , Ulysses and
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ISBN: NASA:31769000634520

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Space Probes

Author: David Jefferis

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 0778737241

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Introduces space probes and explains how they monitor the planets and other bodies in the solar system.
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The Exploration of Outer Space with Cameras

Pioneer Venus was inserted into an orbital position around Venus , and as of
early 1983 , the probe is still operational . ... When the probe produced its
photographic data , it was usually received by one of the Deep Space Network ' s
64 ...

Author: Michael M. Mirabito

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015008080841

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Space Research

UTILIZATION OF ZVENIGOROD'S LARGE SATELLITE CAMERA FOR
TRACKING DEEP SPACE PROBES A. ... camera has triaxial equatorial mounting
which permits it to be pointed to any part of the sky and to track a deep space
probe in any ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433110137183

Category: Astronautics

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