By James Garry, Viktor Kerzhanovich
This e-book offers a concise yet large evaluate of the engineering, technology and flight historical past of planetary landers and atmospheric access probes designed to discover the atmospheres and surfaces of alternative planets. It covers engineering features particular to such autos which aren't often taken care of in conventional spacecraft engineering texts. Examples are drawn from over thirty various lander and access probe designs which were used for lunar and planetary missions because the early Sixties. The authors supply distinct illustrations of many automobile designs from various foreign house courses, and provides simple info on their missions and payloads, without reference to the mission's good fortune or failure. a number of missions are mentioned in additional element to illustrate the huge diversity of the demanding situations concerned and the ideas carried out. this can shape a major reference for execs, educational researchers and graduate scholars interested by planetary technology, aerospace engineering and area project improvement.
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