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  • 2001 Mars Odyssey

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $109.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402016967
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: May 2004
    Mars, the most habitable of our sister planets, holds a special place in our imaginations and in our space exploration program. Fully half of NASA's planetary exploration effort is now devoted to Mars. Key questions include: Has Mars ever harbored life? Is there life on Mars now? Will humans be able to survive on the Martian surface? Answers to these questions lie in determining the present location of water on Mars and its likely inventory in the past, and in determining the present radiation environment of Mars. The 2001 Mars Odyssey Mission contributes greatly these answers by detecting near-surface water through measurements of neutron flux, from the detection of carbonates, and the quantification of its radiation environment. This book captures the objectives, the design of the mission and the details of the instruments carried to Mars. It should be of interest to every scientist interested in participating in the on-going exploration of Mars from graduate students to senior scientists as it provides the background information essential to interpret the many exciting results now appearing from the mission.
  • Cassini-Huygens Mission: Orbiter In Situ Investigations, Volume 2.

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $179.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402027734
    • Publisher: SPRINGER
    • Published: April 2005
    The joint NASA-ESA Cassini-Huygens mission promises to return four (and possibly more) years of unparalleled scientific data from the solar system's most exotic planet, the ringed, gas giant, Saturn. Larger than Galileo with a much greater communication bandwidth, Cassini can accomplish in a single flyby what Galileo returned in a series of passes. Cassini explores the Saturn environment in three dimensions, using gravity assists to climb out of the equatorial plane to look down on the rings from above, to image the aurora and to study polar magnetospheric processes such as field-aligned currents. Since the radiation belt particle fluxes are much more benign than those at Jupiter, Cassini can more safely explore the inner regions of the magnetosphere. The spacecraft approaches the planet closer than Galileo could, and explores the inner moons and the rings much more thoroughly than was possible at Jupiter.This book is the second volume, in a three volume set, that describes the Cassini/Huygens mission. This volume describes the in situ investigations on the Cassini orbiter: plasma spectrometer, ion and neutral mass spectrometer, energetic charged and neutral particle spectrometer, magnetometer, radio and plasma wave spectrometer and the cosmic dust analyzer. This book is of interest to all potential users of the Cassini-Huygens data, to those who wish to learn about the planned scientific return from the Cassini-Huygens mission and those curious about the processes occurring on this most fascinating planet. A third volume describes the remote sensing investigations on the orbiter.
  • Deep Impact Mission

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402035999
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 2005
    Deep Impact, or at least part of the flight system, is designed to crash into comet 9P/Tempel 1. This bold mission design enables cometary researchers to peer into the cometary nucleus, analyzing the excavated material with its imagers and spectrometers. The book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload, and data products in articles written by those most closely involved. This mission has the potential of revolutionizing our understanding of the cometary nucleus.
  • Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission

    By R. r. Vondrak

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781441963901
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: September 2010
    This book describes the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, its scientific objectives, mission design, flight system, its scientific objectives and the instruments that carry out these investigations. Major objectives of this mission include the search for accessible water; the interior structure of the Moon, its surface chemistry and geophysical processes and the radiation environment. This book is of interest to all those engaged in lunar and terrestrial planetary studies.
  • New Horizons: Reconnaissance of the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper Belt

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $199.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441927989
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: December 2010
    The New Horizons space mission is the first to reconnoiter the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper belt. This book describes the mission’s objectives, expected results, payload and data products in articles by the scientists and engineers most closely involved.
  • New Horizons: Reconnaissance of the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper Belt

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780387895178
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: May 2009
    The New Horizons mission is the first spacecraft to reconnoitre the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper belt. This pioneering mission explores the outer edge of the solar system, arguably the last frontier of planetary exploration. This book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload and data products in articles written by the scientists and engineers most closely involved. This mission has the potential of revolutionizing our understanding of the formation of the solar system. It is of interest to all research scientists, graduate students, and educated laymen who are interested in the exploration of the solar system.
  • The Advanced Composition Explorer Mission

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792355304
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: February 1999
  • The Cluster and Phoenix Missions

    By C. P. Escoubet

    Our Price: $299.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792344117
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: June 1997
  • The Cluster and Phoenix Missions

    By C. P. Escoubet

    Our Price: $199.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789401063890
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: April 2013
    Cluster was one of the two missions - the other being the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) - constituting the Solar Terrestrial Science Programme (STSP), the first `cornerstone' of ESA's Horizon 2000 Programme. After the catastrophic Ariane-5 accident on 4 June 1996 which destroyed the four Cluster spacecraft, the European Space Agency Science Programme Committee gave approval to refurbish the spare Cluster spacecraft and make it ready for flight. This new spacecraft, considered to be the first of a new fleet, is called Phoenix. In the meantime various options to repeat the Cluster four-point measurements are being studied. Since Phoenix, as the fifth Cluster spacecraft, will be equipped with the spare Cluster experiments, the instrumentation articles in this book are still appropriate to the new mission. Furthermore, the objectives of the recovery mission, the ground systems, the ground observation program and the theory and modelling efforts all remain unchanged. Thus this series of articles will continue to be essential to the Cluster community and to the general scientific community as the recovery mission is implemented.
  • The Galileo Mission

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $349.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792317197
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Print on Demand
    • Published: July 1992
  • The Genesis Mission

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $109.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789401039635
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 2012
    NASA's Genesis mission, launched on August 8, 2001 is the fifth mission in the Discovery series. Genesis addresses questions about the materials and processes involved in the origin of the solar system by providing precise knowledge of solar isotopic and elemental compositions for comparison with the compositions of meteoritic and planetary materials. This book describes the Genesis mission, the solar wind collector materials, the solar wind concentrator and simulations of its performance, the plasma ion and electron instruments, and the way these two instruments are used to determine the solar wind flow regime on board the spacecraft. The book is of interest to all potential users of the data returned by the Genesis mission, to those studying the isotopic and chemical composition of the early solar system whose work will be influenced by the measurements made by Genesis and by all those interested in the design and implementation of space instruments to study space plasmas.
  • The Mars Plasma Environment

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $199.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781489981448
    • Publisher: Springer
  • The Mars Plasma Environment

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780387709413
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: May 2007
    This book contains the latest results on the plasma environment of Mars and its interaction with the solar wind. These results include mapping of the plasma environment with the instruments on Mars Express and Mars Global Surveyor, the latest numerical simulations, and theoretical studies. This comprehensive examination of the Mars environment also sets the stage for the interpretation of the Venus Express measurements.
  • The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $149.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789401061896
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: April 2013
    This book describes the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, its instruments, investigation plans and data center. It contains a complete description of the first launch of NASA's Discovery missions, a series of low-cost planetary missions. The NEAR spacecraft flew by the asteroid 253 Mathilde in June, 1997 on its way to rendezvous with the asteroid 433 Eros in January, 1999. The instruments described include the multispectral imager by S. E. Hawkins and colleagues, the near-infrared spectrometer by J. W. Hawkins and colleagues, the X-ray and gamma-ray spectrometer by J. O. Goldsten and colleagues, the laser altimeter by T. D. Cole and colleagues, and the magnetometer by D. A. Lohr and colleagues. K. Heeres concludes the book with a discussion of the NEAR Science Data Center. This book is of interest to all potential users of the observations by the NEAR mission and to those interested in the scientific return from the mission, and in the planning of future such low-cost missions.
  • The Stereo Mission

    By C. T. Russell

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441918796
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: September 2008
    The STEREO mission promises to uncover many mysteries surrounding how the Sun produces space weather. This book documents that mission, its objectives, the spacecraft that execute it and the instruments that provide the measurements.

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