What Happens to Space Probes

This book makes STEAM studies exciting for even the most reluctant reader by framing science curriculum topics within the awesome field of astronomy, and by using easy-to-understand language and bold graphics.

What Happens to Space Probes

Author: Todd Swatling

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1538219611

Page: 32

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We've come so far in space exploration in just the past 10 years. Young readers know that NASA sends spacecrafts to space regularly. They may even hear in the news about the incredible photographs and information they send back. But do they know how they work once they're released into space? This book makes STEAM studies exciting for even the most reluctant reader by framing science curriculum topics within the awesome field of astronomy, and by using easy-to-understand language and bold graphics.

Deep Space Probes

This second edition includes an entirely new chapter on holographic message plaques for future interstellar probes – a NASA-funded project.

Deep Space Probes

Author: Gregory L. Matloff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540273409

Page: 242

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The Space Age is nearly 50 years old but exploration of the outer planets and beyond has only just begun. Deep-Space Probes Second Edition draws on the latest research to explain why we should explore beyond the edge of the Solar System and how we can build highly sophisticated robot spacecraft to make the journey. Many technical problems remain to be solved, among them propulsion systems to permit far higher velocities, and technologies to build vehicles a fraction of the size of today’s spacecraft. Beyond the range of effective radio control, robot vehicles for exploring deep space will need to be intelligent, ‘thinking’ craft – able to make vital decisions entirely on their own. Gregory Matloff also looks at the possibility for human travel into interstellar space, and some of the immense problems that such journeys would entail. This second edition includes an entirely new chapter on holographic message plaques for future interstellar probes – a NASA-funded project.

Competition Science Vision

"No spacecraft has ever been there. We do not know what happens", said the
team leader. Apart from measuring the magneto-tail, the spacecraft is expected to
carry out a detailed search for moons around Jupiter with its telephoto camera.

Competition Science Vision

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Competition Science Vision (monthly magazine) is published by Pratiyogita Darpan Group in India and is one of the best Science monthly magazines available for medical entrance examination students in India. Well-qualified professionals of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany make contributions to this magazine and craft it with focus on providing complete and to-the-point study material for aspiring candidates. The magazine covers General Knowledge, Science and Technology news, Interviews of toppers of examinations, study material of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany with model papers, reasoning test questions, facts, quiz contest, general awareness and mental ability test in every monthly issue.

Space Probes

The book also includes sections on the Apollo Space Program, the USSR-USA space race and a cross-referenced chronological index of all the probes.

Space Probes

Author: Philippe Séguéla

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554079445

Page: 375

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The first complete, up-to-date history of space probe exploration. In just 50 years, space exploration has advanced from the Luna 1, the first artificial object to overcome Earth's gravitational field, to the New Horizons Mission, which will reach Pluto in 2015. Progress has been spectacular, and it bodes well for the remarkable achievements to come. Space Probes is the first complete and fully illustrated history of the international space exploration program. Thoroughly up to date, it is organized by destination and includes every space probe launched by all countries active in space exploration -- the United States, the USSR/Russia, the European Union, Japan, China and India. Each probe is described as to its objective, its technology, the hurdles overcome, the successes and failures of the mission, the information gained and the lessons learned. Fascinating photographs and technical drawings give an inside view of each mission, and special features focus on key engineers and physicists and the fruits of their research. After a section on the history of astronomy, Space Probes covers missions to: The moon, the first objective Venus, our sister planet Mars, the red planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the giant planets Mercury The sun Comets Asteroids and the dwarf planets Future missions. The book also includes sections on the Apollo Space Program, the USSR-USA space race and a cross-referenced chronological index of all the probes. Engaging and accessible, Space Probes is a comprehensive and expertly researched encyclopedia of humanity's space explorations, an adventure that has not finished astonishing us.

Exploring Space

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are very distant and they are moving. 6 Use with Student Edition pages 20-21 Try
this activity to see what happens to water in. Pioneer 10 Scientists do the same ...

Exploring Space

Author: McGraw-Hill Education

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780022743154

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Astronomy and Space

www WA 1965 U . S . space probe Mariner 4 takes the first photographs of Mars .
1980 U ... 1 1966 Soviet space probe Luna 9 is the first to land on the Moon . R .
1981 ... Many people think that this proves that the Big Bang really happened .

Astronomy and Space

Author: Lisa Miles

Publisher: E.D.C. Publishing

ISBN: 9780746031049

Page: 96

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Introduces our universe, our solar system, its planets, moons, asteroids, comets, the stars, constellations, and astronomy facts.

Satellites and Space Probes

Amazing photos show how these remarkable machines are important to communications, weather prediction, and teaching us about our solar system.

Satellites and Space Probes

Author: Niki Walker

Publisher: New York ; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. : Crabtree Pub.

ISBN: 9780865056916

Page: 32

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Amazing photos show how these remarkable machines are important to communications, weather prediction, and teaching us about our solar system.

Ambassadors from Earth

Aboard the Glacier -- Problem child -- The convict -- Light fuse, get away -- New moon -- Let's make a deal -- The creators and the makers -- Storming the Sea of Dreams -- Moving at the speed of design -- Job number MA-11 -- The science and ...

Ambassadors from Earth

Author: Jay Gallentine

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803226494

Page: 500

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Aboard the Glacier -- Problem child -- The convict -- Light fuse, get away -- New moon -- Let's make a deal -- The creators and the makers -- Storming the Sea of Dreams -- Moving at the speed of design -- Job number MA-11 -- The science and the cyclist -- Get off the bus -- Swing in time -- The meeting and the mechta -- Think like gravity -- Didn't they get it? -- The death and the funeral -- One hundred percent failure -- Three-problem Shipley -- Pete and Al's little field trip -- Irradiated plans -- Embarking -- Get it -- Instant science -- Circles of gold -- Last light -- Continuum. Winner of the 2009 Emme Award.

Voyager

They knew that during the late 1970s the outer planets would be lined up in a row
. This event, which occurs every two hundred years or so, meant that the probes
could zip from planet to planet without major changes in direction. The mission,

Voyager

Author: Dennis B. Fradin

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516419442

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Deep Space Probes

This expert guide, written by a major figure at the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, presents an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the present-day state-of-the-art in the field of extrasolar and interstellar space exploration, ...

Deep Space Probes

Author: Gregory Matloff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332006

Page: 184

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This expert guide, written by a major figure at the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, presents an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the present-day state-of-the-art in the field of extrasolar and interstellar space exploration, focusing on the most promising techniques. It looks at potential missions and explores the many exciting ideas being developed to probe the planets and nearby stars for signs of life. Because of the tremendous current interest in the search for extrasolar life and extraterrestrial intelligence, this is a timely and illuminating survey.

The Air Space Catalog

SPACE FROM SPACE In 1969 several amazing things happened in space . ...
extensive stockpiles of photos from dozens of missions ranging from the Ranger
series to the Voyager space probes , which have explored the outermost planets .

The Air   Space Catalog

Author: Joel Makower

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Page: 332

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A comprehensive guide to the universe presents dozens of photographs and provides a treasure trove of information about space, astronomy, weather, and aviation

Space Systems Failures

The very first book on space systems failures written from an engineering perspective.

Space Systems Failures

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038727961X

Page: 370

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The very first book on space systems failures written from an engineering perspective. Focuses on the causes of the failures and discusses how the engineering knowledge base has been enhanced by the lessons learned. Discusses non-fatal anomalies which do not affect the ultimate success of a mission, but which are failures nevertheless. Describes engineering aspects of the spacecraft, making this a valuable complementary reference work to conventional engineering texts.

Russian Space Probes

The final part of the book examines the future of Russian space science and looks at planned new missions, such as the Spektr series of space observatories, and return flights to the Moon and Mars, including a sample of Phobos.

Russian Space Probes

Author: Brian Harvey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441981509

Page: 514

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Brian Harvey recounts for the first time the definitive history of scientific Russian space probes and the knowledge they acquired of the Earth, its environment, the Moon, Mars and Venus. He examines what Russian Space Science has actually achieved in furthering our knowledge of the Solar System, focusing on the instrumentation and scientific objectives and outcomes, the information gained and lessons learnt. Boxes and charts are used extensively in order to convey in an easily understandable manner for the non-scientific reader the problems and issues addressed and solved by Soviet space science. The book opens with the story of early space science in Russia, which started when the first Russian rockets were fired into the high atmosphere from Kapustin Yar in the late 1940s. Instruments were carried to measure and map the atmosphere and later rockets carried dogs to test their reactions to weightlessness. In order to beat America into Earth orbit, two simpler satellites than originally planned were launched, Sputnik and Sputnik 2, which provided some initial information on atmospheric density, while the following Sputnik 3 carried twelve instruments to measure radiation belts, solar radiation, the density of the atmosphere and the Earth’s magnetic field. The author recounts how, by the 1960s, the Soviet Union had developed a program of investigation of near-Earth space using satellites within the Cosmos program, in particular the DS (Dnepropetrovsky Sputnik), small satellites developed to investigate meteoroids, radiation, the magnetic fields, the upper atmosphere, solar activity, ionosphere, charged particles, cosmic rays and geophysics. Brian Harvey then gives the scientific results from Russian lunar exploration, starting with the discovery of the solar wind by the First Cosmic Ship and the initial mapping of the lunar far side by the Automatic Interplanetary Station. He describes Luna 10, which made the first full study of the lunar environment, Luna 16 which brought soil back to Earth and the two Moon rovers which travelled 50 kms across the lunar surface taking thousands of measurements, soil analyses and photographs, as well as profiles of discrete areas. Chapters 4 and 5 describe in detail the scientific outcomes of the missions to Venus and Mars, before considering the orbiting space stations in Chapter 6. Space science formed an important part of the early manned space program, the prime focus being the human reaction to weightlessness, how long people could stay in orbit and the effects on the body, as well as radiation exposure. Chapter 7 looks at the later stage of Soviet and Russian space science, including Astron and Granat, the two observatories of the 1980s, and Bion, the space biology program which flew monkeys and other animals into orbit. The final chapter looks forward to a new period of Russian space science with the Spektr series of observatories and a range smaller science satellites under the Federal Space Plan 2006-2015.

Deep Space Propulsion

In this book, Kelvin F. Long takes us on all the possible journeys - the mission targets, the technologies we might use to power such journeys, and what scientific knowledge we are seeking to obtain upon arriving there.

Deep Space Propulsion

Author: K. F. Long

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461406075

Page: 367

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The technology of the next few decades could possibly allow us to explore with robotic probes the closest stars outside our Solar System, and maybe even observe some of the recently discovered planets circling these stars. This book looks at the reasons for exploring our stellar neighbors and at the technologies we are developing to build space probes that can traverse the enormous distances between the stars. In order to reach the nearest stars, we must first develop a propulsion technology that would take our robotic probes there in a reasonable time. Such propulsion technology has radically different requirements from conventional chemical rockets, because of the enormous distances that must be crossed. Surprisingly, many propulsion schemes for interstellar travel have been suggested and await only practical engineering solutions and the political will to make them a reality. This is a result of the tremendous advances in astrophysics that have been made in recent decades and the perseverance and imagination of tenacious theoretical physicists. This book explores these different propulsion schemes – all based on current physics – and the challenges they present to physicists, engineers, and space exploration entrepreneurs. This book will be helpful to anyone who really wants to understand the principles behind and likely future course of interstellar travel and who wants to recognizes the distinctions between pure fantasy (such as Star Trek’s ‘warp drive’) and methods that are grounded in real physics and offer practical technological solutions for exploring the stars in the decades to come.

Exploring Space

Chronicles NASA's odyssey of planetary discovery, from the Viking mission to Mars to the Voyager probe, which travelled three billion miles, photographed all the outer planets but Pluto, and was never more than a minute behind schedule

Exploring Space

Author: William E. Burrows

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 502

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Chronicles NASA's odyssey of planetary discovery, from the Viking mission to Mars to the Voyager probe, which travelled three billion miles, photographed all the outer planets but Pluto, and was never more than a minute behind schedule

Collier s Encyclopedia

This is imporThe discovery of the Van Allen radiation belt ( a zone tant in
determining what happens to solar radiation reachof charged ... Another example
relates to their geodetic results from the space probes of Pioneer III and IV ; a
utility .

Collier s Encyclopedia

Author: Louis Shores

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Man in Space

Sudden and intense radiation from flares could be hazardous to men in space . ...
But the spacecraft of an astronaut climbs high above the atmosphere , where
there is no natural protection against radiation . What happens to the astronaut ?

Man in Space

Author: Fred C. Hess

Publisher:

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Page: 32

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Science Discoveryworks

Because it can get closer to the Moon and even land on it, a space probe gives a
better view of the Moon than a telescope does. Like a robot, a space probe does
tasks that people order it to do. Some probes take photos. Others dig into the ...

Science Discoveryworks

Author: William Badders

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School

ISBN: 9780618008285

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