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Introduction

  • Giancarlo Genta
Part of the Space Technology Library book series (SPTL, volume 26)

Abstract

This chapter supplies a short introductory overview of human and robotic space exploration, stressing the need for man-machine cooperation in exploration. The various types of robotic missions in LEO, deep space and on planets and their basic requirements are shortly summarized.

Keywords

Celestial Body Intelligent Machine Deep Space Space Robot Geostationary Earth Orbit 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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