Astronautical Engineering

Deep Space Craft

An Overview of Interplanetary Flight

Authors: Doody, Dave

  • Offers a highly focused view of current and recent interplanetary space exploration
  • Illuminates the "Science Pipeline", enabling readers to follow any specific interplanetary mission(s) and access the science data stream
  • Covers concisely the space-related fields of specialization and how they interrelate in interplanetary flight
  • Provides an insider’s guide of what is involved in the conduct of a robotic interplanetary mission
  • Gives a snapshot of interplanetary endeavors and capabilities in the last 25 years of the Space Age
  • Defines terms from the various disciplines relating to interplanetary flight
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About this book

This book opens the door to the intriguing world of interplanetary flight. It provides a highly focused, insider’s view of current and recent interplanetary space exploration, describing all the different aspects of the many individual space-exploring machines that operate throughout our Solar System. The book:

  • Illuminates the ‘science pipeline’, enabling readers to follow any specific interplanetary mission(s) and access the science datastream;
  • Covers concisely the space-related fields of specialization and how they interrelate in interplanetary flight;
  • Provides an insider’s guide of what is involved in the conduct of robotic interplanetary mission;
  • Gives a snapshot of what has been going on in interplanetary flight in the last 25 years of the Space age.

Deep Space Craft shows how, in order to make sense of all the scientific data coming back to Earth, the need for experiments and instrumentation arises, and follows the design and construction of the instruments through to their placement and testing on a spacecraft prior to launch. Examples are given of the interaction between an instrument’s science team and the mission’s flight team to plan and specify observations, gather and analyze data in flight, and finally present the results and discoveries to the scientific community.

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From the reviews: “This book by Doody … covers many topics related to spacecraft for interplanetary missions. … The appendixes contain valuable and interesting databases of existing typical spacecraft and scientific instruments. The material in this work will be of interest to undergraduate students in aerospace engineering, engineering physics, and applied physics, as well as practitioners interested in an overview of deep space missions and scientific instruments for space exploration. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, professionals/practitioners, and general readers.” (Y. J. Crispin, Choice, Vol. 47 (3), November, 2009)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deep Space Craft
Book Subtitle
An Overview of Interplanetary Flight
Authors
Series Title
Astronautical Engineering
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-89510-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-89510-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-89509-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-10046-8
Series ISSN
2365-9599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 440
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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