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

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

Part of the Space Exploration series


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 567 pages, 226 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 567 p. 226 illus.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
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  • Category: Robotics
  • ISBN: 9781461448112

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