Soviet Robots in the Solar System

Mission Technologies and Discoveries

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-7897-4 (Print) 978-1-4419-7898-1 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. The pieces: people, institutions, rockets and spacecraft

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      Space race

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      Pages 5-19

      Key players

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      Pages 21-29

      Key institutions

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      Pages 31-47

      Rockets

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      Pages 49-65

      Spacecraft

  3. Putting the pieces together: flying to the moon, venus and mars

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      Pages 69-85

      Breaking free of Earth

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      Pages 87-99

      Launching to Mars and Venus

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      Pages 101-114

      New spacecraft, new failures

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      Pages 115-142

      Three more years of frustration

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      Pages 143-180

      Finally success at the Moon and Venus, but Mars eludes

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      Pages 181-232

      Robotic achievements in the shadow of Apollo

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      Pages 233-266

      Landing on the Moon, Venus, and Mars

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      Pages 267-289

      Closeouts on a Venus spacecraft, a Moon rocket, and desperation at Mars

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      Pages 291-309

      Turning from the Moon and Mars to Venus

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      Pages 311-320

      Repeating success at Venus

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      Pages 321-332

      Back to Venus again

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      Pages 333-342

      And back to Venus yet again

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      Pages 343-366

      The International Comet Halley campaign

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      Pages 367-386

      Another try at Mars and its moon Phobos

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      Pages 387-405

      The last gasp: Mars-96

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 415-453

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