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Soviet Robots in the Solar System

Mission Technologies and Discoveries

  • Wesley T. Huntress, JR.
  • Mikhail Ya Marov

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS, volume 1)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The pieces: people, institutions, rockets and spacecraft

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 3-4
    3. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 5-19
    4. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 21-29
    5. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 31-47
    6. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 49-65
  3. Putting the pieces together: flying to the Moon, Venus and Mars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 69-85
    3. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 87-99
    4. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 101-114
    5. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 115-142
    6. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 143-180
    7. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 181-232
    8. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 233-266
    9. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 267-289
    10. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 291-309
    11. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 311-320
    12. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 321-332
    13. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 333-342
    14. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 343-366
    15. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 367-386
    16. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 387-405
    17. Wesley T. Huntress Jr., Mikhail Ya. Marov
      Pages 407-413
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 415-453

About this book

Introduction

The Soviet robotic space exploration program began in a spirit of bold adventure and technical genius. It ended after the fall of the Soviet Union and the failure of its last mission to Mars in 1996. Soviet Robots in the Solar System chronicles the scientific and engineering accomplishments of this enterprise from its infancy to its demise. Each flight campaign is set into context of national politics and international competition with the United States.

Together with its many detailed illustrations and images, Soviet Robots in the Solar System

  • presents the most detailed technical description of Soviet robotic space flights
  • provides a unique insight into programmatic, engineering, and scientific issues
  • covers mission objectives, spacecraft engineering, flight details, scientific payload and results
  • describes in technical depth Soviet lunar and planetary probes

Keywords

Mars spacecraft Robotic spacecraft Russian robots Soviet Space Program Soviet lunar exploration legacy Soviet planetary exploration legacy Space exploration Space technology Unmanned spacecraft Venus spacecraft

Authors and affiliations

  • Wesley T. Huntress, JR.
    • 1
  • Mikhail Ya Marov
    • 2
  1. 1., Geophysical LaboratoryCarnegie Institution of WashingtonWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Vernadsky Institute of GeochemistryMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7898-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7897-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7898-1
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