Space Science Reviews

, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp 601–654

Unmanned scientific exploration throughout the solar system

  • Maxwell W. HunterII


Velocity requirements for scientific probe vehicles operating throughout the entire solar system are presented. Both direct flights and those using planetary swingby modes are considered. Launch-vehicle and payload sizes necessary to perform useful scientific missions are examined. Scientific investigation of the solar system is shown to be much less difficult than is commonly believed.


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxwell W. HunterII
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  1. 1.NASA Programs, Lockheed Missiles & Space CompanySunnyvaleU.S.A.

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