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Planetary landers and entry probes

Planetary landers and entry probes
Planetary landers and entry probes
Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Engineering Issues Specific to Entry Probes, Landers or Penetrators: 1. Mission goals and system engineering; 2. Accomodation, 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; Part II. Previous Atmosphere/Surface Vehicles and Their Payloads: 15. Destructive impact probes; 16. Atmospheric entry probes; 17. Pod landers; 18. Legged landers; 19. Payload delivery penetrators; 20. Small body surface missions; Part III. ‘Case Studies’: 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; Appendix: Some key parameters for bodies in the Solar System; List of acronyms; Bibliography; References; Index.
spacecraft, landers, planetary
0521820022
Cambridge University Press
Ball, Andrew
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Garry, James
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Lorenz, Ralph
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Kerzhanovich, Viktor
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Ball, Andrew
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Garry, James
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Lorenz, Ralph
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Kerzhanovich, Viktor
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Ball, Andrew, Garry, James, Lorenz, Ralph and Kerzhanovich, Viktor (2007) Planetary landers and entry probes , Cambridge, UK. Cambridge University Press, 368pp.

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Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Engineering Issues Specific to Entry Probes, Landers or Penetrators: 1. Mission goals and system engineering; 2. Accomodation, 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; Part II. Previous Atmosphere/Surface Vehicles and Their Payloads: 15. Destructive impact probes; 16. Atmospheric entry probes; 17. Pod landers; 18. Legged landers; 19. Payload delivery penetrators; 20. Small body surface missions; Part III. ‘Case Studies’: 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; Appendix: Some key parameters for bodies in the Solar System; List of acronyms; Bibliography; References; Index.

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Published date: 2007
Keywords: spacecraft, landers, planetary

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Local EPrints ID: 45915
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/45915
ISBN: 0521820022
PURE UUID: 0884aa93-803c-454c-89ea-90101c04ea2c

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Date deposited: 25 Apr 2007
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 21:04

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Author: Andrew Ball
Author: James Garry
Author: Ralph Lorenz
Author: Viktor Kerzhanovich

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