Robotic Exploration of the Solar System

Part 3: Wows and Woes, 1997-2003

  • Paolo Ulivi
  • David M. Harland

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Paolo Ulivi, David M. Harland
    Pages 1-194
  3. Paolo Ulivi, David M. Harland
    Pages 195-286
  4. Paolo Ulivi, David M. Harland
    Pages 287-467
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 469-529

About this book


In Robotic Exploration of the Solar System, Paolo Ulivi and David Harland provide a comprehensive account of the design and managment of deep-space missions, the spacecraft involved - some flown, others not - their instruments, and their scientific results.

This third volume in the series covers launches in the period 1997 to 2003 and features:

- a chapter entirely devoted to the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn;

- coverage of planetary missions of the period, including the Deep Space 1 mission and the Stardust and Hayabusa sample returns from comets and asteroids;

- extensive coverage of Mars exploration, the failed 1999 missions, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, and the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

The story will continue in Part 4.


Cassini Mars Saturn Space Age space probes spacecraft unmanned

Authors and affiliations

  • Paolo Ulivi
    • 1
  • David M. Harland
    • 2
  1. 1.Cernusco Sul NaviglioItaly
  2. 2.Space HistorianGlasgowUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Praxis, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-09627-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-09628-5
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