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  • Paperback: 584 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2015 edition (16 Sept. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461448115
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461448112
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 3.4 x 24 cm
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“This work completes the authors’ review of Solar System missions up to about 2013. … I particularly liked the selection of photographs, both technological and scientific, many of which I had never seen before. … as source of detailed descriptions of any planetary mission you have heard of, and possibly a few you haven’t, it is an excellent reference source.” (John Davies, The Observatory, April, 2016)

“Space historians Ulivi and Harland serve up the fourth book in this series on international planetary exploration missions, covering the most recent ten years. Their compendium does a superb job of capturing what seems like ‘insider’ details of each major mission. … This fourth volume could stand on its own as a reference for those interested only in modern missions. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. All space history/exploration collections.” (T. D. Oswalt, Choice, Vol. 52 (9), May, 2015)

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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 2013
  • coverage 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 Planet
  • coverage 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 orbiter
  • the first complete description of the Chinese Chang’e 2 asteroid flyby mission ever published
  • extensive coverage of future missions, including the European BepiColombo Mercury orbiter and international plans to revisit the most interesting moons of Jupiter and Saturn.

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