Exploration Tools

  • Stephan van GasseltEmail author
  • Angelo Pio Rossi
  • Damien Loizeau
  • Mario d’Amore
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Exploring the Solar system with robotic spacecraft uses a variety of techniques and experiments, ranging from remote sensing, to in-situ measurements and typically culminating in sample return for detailed and thorough analysis on Earth. Remote sensing experiments are related to and sometimes derived from those developed for Earth or astronomical applications. This chapter summarizes the principles of planetary data acquisition, remote sensing and in-situ experiments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan van Gasselt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Angelo Pio Rossi
    • 2
  • Damien Loizeau
    • 3
  • Mario d’Amore
    • 4
  1. 1.National Chengchi UniversityWenshan District, TaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 1BremenGermany
  3. 3.Université Lyon 1LyonFrance
  4. 4.German Aerospace Center (DLR)BerlinGermany

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