SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Mission Mars

India's Quest for the Red Planet

Authors: Lele, Ajey

  • Significant amount of public interest on the subject which showcases demonstration of the scientific achievements
  • After successful Moon mission, India's Mars mission has both scientific and geopolitical connotations
  • Missions to same destination are expected from few other state too during the same time
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About this book

The objective of the book is to find an answer to the rationale behind the human quest for the Mars exploration. As a comprehensive assessment for this query is undertaken, it is realized that the basic question ‘Why Mars?’ seeks various responses from technological, economic and geopolitical to strategic perspectives. The book is essentially targeted to understand India’s desire to reach Mars. In the process, it also undertakes some implicit questioning of Mars programmes of various other states essentially to facilitate the setting up of the context for an assessment.
 
The book is divided into two parts:
Part I: This covers both science and politics associated with Mars missions in global scenario and discusses the salient features of various Mars Missions undertaken by various countries.
Part II: This provides details in regards to India’s Mars Mission.

About the authors

Wing Commander Ajey Lele is a Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, an Indian think-tank on security and strategic studies. He is a postgraduate in Physics and has obtained his doctorate in International Relations. He works on issues & related to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Strategic Technologies and Space Security. He has authored many books including Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality?, published by Springer.

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“‘Mission Mars’ is a short but good introduction to the mission’s architecture, goals and background. … This brief book is in a way also an overview of why go to Mars at all and also why India decided on a Mars mission after their successful Chandrayaan mission. … Lele also describes the conditions on Mars and some of the other future mission to Mars that will be launch either in this launch window or the next one. … I found it a really enjoyable book.” (Kadri Tinn, AstroMadness.com, October, 2013)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mission Mars
Book Subtitle
India's Quest for the Red Planet
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1521-9
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1521-9
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-1520-2
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 125
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 illustrations in colour
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