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Cassini at Saturn: Huygens Results

Series: Springer Praxis Books: Space Exploration

By: David M Harland

440 pages, 100 illus


Paperback | Feb 2007 | #165825 | ISBN-13: 9780387261294
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Brings the story of the Cassini-Huygens mission and their joint exploration of the Saturnian system up to date.

Aus den Rezensionen: "! Das Werk von David M. Harland, der fur seine prazisen und detaillierten Beschreibungen von bemannten und unbemannten Raumfahrtprojekten bekannt ist, erzahlt die Geschichte der Saturnforschung. ! Eine ausfuhrliche Bibliographie, Tabellen und eine Liste weiterfuhrender Literatur runden das Werk ab. ! Das Buch ist flussig und leichtverstandlich geschrieben und erlaubt einen detaillierten Einblick in die Geschichte der Saturnforschung. ! das Buch ! gibt dem Leser eine gute Einfuhrung in die Geschichte der Saturnforschung. Fur Fans der Planetenforschung ist es ein Muss." (TILMANN ALTHAUS, in: Sterne und Weltraum, 2007, Issue 8, S. 104 f.)

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Saturn, the 'ringed planet', was first inspected close-up by NASA's Pioneer 11 space probe in 1979. The two Voyager spacecraft followed up in 1980 and in 1981, but as 'fly-bys' these craft had only a limited time to study the planet, its rings and its many moons. Now, after a seven-year interplanetary voyage, the Cassini-Huygens mission, which is a joint venture by NASA and Europe, is due to enter orbit around Saturn in July 2004 to make an in depth survey. In December it will release the Huygens probe, which will dive into the clouds of Saturn's largest and most enigmatic moon, Titan, and land on its surface, a month later. The author's highly successful first book on this topic, 'MISSION TO SATURN -- Cassini and the Huygens probe' presented a review of our state of knowledge and looked forward to the arrival of the new spacecraft. Published in September 2002, this book has sold to date 1,090 copies worldwide (726 USA, 364 ROW).

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