Planetary Landers and Entry Probes Autor: Andrew Ball, James Garry, Ralph Lorenz, Viktor Kerzhanovich
This book provides a concise but broad overview of the engineering, science and flight history of planetary landers and atmospheric entry probes designed to explore the atmospheres and surfaces of other planets. It covers engineering aspects specific to such vehicles which are not usually treated in traditional spacecraft engineering texts. Examples are drawn from over thirty different lander and entry probe designs that have been used for lunar and planetary missions since the early 1960s. The authors provide detailed illustrations of many vehicle designs from different international space programs, and give basic information on their missions and payloads, irrespective of the mission's success or failure. Several missions are discussed in more detail to demonstrate the broad range of the challenges involved and the solutions implemented. This will form an important reference for professionals, academic researchers and graduate students involved in planetary science, aerospace engineering and space mission development.
Spis treści: Preface Acknowledgements Part I. Engineering Issues Specific to Entry Probes, Landers or Penetrators: 1. Mission goals and system engineering 2. Accommodation, 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.
dla: academic researchers, graduate students
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