Galileo Spacecraft

Mission to Jupiter

Author: Michael D. Cole

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766011199

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses the travel of the Galileo spacecraft from its launch to its orbit around Jupiter, explaining the goals and accomplishments of the mission.

The pioneer mission to Jupiter

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office,United States. Office of Space Science and Applications

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 46

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Your Mission to Jupiter

Author: Nadia Higgins

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1616417986

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3389

ItÍs time for your mission to Jupiter! Jump in your super speedy rocket to explore Jupiter's size, mass, atmosphere, temperature, gravity, orbits, gas clouds, and moons. Basic solar system facts are brought to life with a focus on what questions scientists are still trying to solve. Each book ends with a section on how scientists discovered the facts that have been presented. æBright, colorful illustrations and straightforward text make this topic accessible for even the youngest astronomer.

Mission to Jupiter

A History of the Galileo Project

Author: National Aeronautics Administration,Michael Meltzer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493716661


Page: 342

View: 2238

The Galileo mission to Jupiter explored an exciting new frontier, had a major impact on planetary science, and provided invaluable lessons for the design of spacecraft. This mission amassed so many scientific firsts and key discoveries that it can truly be called one of the most impressive feats of exploration of the 20th century. In the words of John Casani, the original project manager of the mission, "Galileo was a way of demonstrating . . . just what U.S. technology was capable of doing." An engineer on the Galileo team expressed more personal sentiments when she said, "I had never been a part of something with such great scope . . . . To know that the whole world was watching and hoping with us that this would work. We were doing something for all mankind." When Galileo lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on 18 October 1989, it began an interplanetary voyage that took it to Venus, to two asteroids, back to Earth, and finally on to Jupiter. The craft's instruments studied Jupiter's enormous magnetosphere and its belts of intense radiation. The spacecraft also sent off a planetary probe that accomplished the most difficult atmospheric entry ever attempted. After this, the craft spent years visiting Jupiter's moons and delving into their structures and properties. This book attempts to convey the creativity, leadership, and vision that were necessary for the mission's success. It is a book about dedicated people and their scientific and engineering achievements. The Galileo mission faced many significant problems. Some of the most brilliant accomplishments and "work-arounds" of the Galileo staff occurred precisely when these challenges arose. Throughout the mission, engineers and scientists found ways to keep the spacecraft operational from a distance of nearly half a billion miles, enabling one of the most impressive voyages of scientific discovery.

The Worlds of Galileo

The Inside Story of NASA's Mission to Jupiter

Author: Michael Hanlon

Publisher: Constable Limited


Category: Astronautics

Page: 228

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Half a billion miles away, a swirling mass of hurricanes and clouds, the king of the planets presides over a little group of worlds that has long dazzled astronomers. The Worlds of Galileo tells the extraordinary story of the American space probe, Galileo, that began studying Jupiter and its moons five years ago. The history of Galileo and its long space odyssey to the most dramatic corner of the Solar System is packed with first-hand testimonies from the men and women who made it happen. We go behind the scenes to learn how many times the project was saved from disaster before its ultimate triumph. Illustrated with over 100 colour images showing the harsh beauty and remarkable landscapes of the Jovian system, the book reveals the nature of the famous moon, Io, a seething mass of volcanoes and glowing lava lakes, with the most bizarre landscape ever photographed, and also Europa, its glistening ice crust creaking and flexing over the waters below, believed by many to be home to alien life.

Planeten Monde Ringsysteme

Kamerasonden erforschen unser Sonnensystem


Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034867611

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 332

View: 4031

Mission Jupiter

The Spectacular Journey of the Galileo Spacecraft

Author: Daniel Fischer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475741413

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 5796

In this exciting story of the Galileo mission to investigate Jupiter, noted astronomer Daniel Fischer weaves together the many disparate facts learned about this most fascinating planet and its satellites. Fischer tells the entire story of Galileo: a behind-the-scenes look at its difficult course from idea to reality; its launch; the problems it encountered early on and how these were resolved; and finally, what will become of the probe. Along the way, the author describes what we have learned about Jupiter, including what the Jovian atmosphere is really like, and the peculiar reality of the planets magnetic field. The story of the journey to Jupiter is combined with interesting details about Galileos capacities and a graphic description of the solar system, with an episode on how Galileo would judge the chances of finding life on Earth. The book concludes with a look at the future, closing on the Cassini probe to Saturn. Beautifully illustrated and well written, Mission Jupiter shows us space exploration at its best and clearly and vividly conveys the essential science.

Journey to Jupiter

Author: Greg P. Cunningham

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499404174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The King of Planets, Jupiter is both the largest planet in our solar system and one of the most interesting. This book examines how Jupiter formed, its atmosphere and major features, its many moons, and the history of its human exploration. Brilliant, full-color photographs from fly-by missions to Jupiter illustrate engaging text to give readers a well-rounded portrait of this gaseous giant.

Jupiter Odyssey

The Story of NASA's Galileo Mission

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852333010

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 6658

Offers an overview of Nasa's Galileo mission, from its conception in 1975 to the present, discussing its six-year voyage to Jupiter, the data it has sent back about the solar system, the discoveries made by Galileo, and other related topics.

Mission to Saturn

Cassini and the Huygens Probe

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852336561

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 4505

Saturn is back in the news! The Cassini/Huygens spacecraft, a joint venture by NASA and the European Space Agency, is on its way to Saturn, where it will arrive in July 2004. During 2005 it will explore beneath the clouds of Titan, Saturn's largest moon and possible home for extraterrestrial life. There are, as yet, no books devoted to the Cassini/Huygens mission aimed at the 'space enthusiast' market. David Harland's book explains how the Cassini/Huygens mission was planned, how it operates, and how its observations will fit in with our existing knowledge of the Saturn system.

Space Mankind's Fourth Environment

Selected Papers from the XXXII International Astronautical Congress, Rome, 6—12 September 1981

Author: L. G. Napolitano

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483159752

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 568

View: 5569

Space: Mankind's Fourth Environment focuses on the emerging trends in astronomy, taking into consideration space transportation and exploration. Along with this topic are various technological developments that are widely used and considered with space, referred to in this book as humankind's ""fourth environment"", as another potential destination of man. Divided into four parts, the book points at different challenges and problems related to the consideration of space as another environment for humankind, which is observed in the manned space flight programs of the United States and Russia. The book gives emphasis on the improvement of space technology, particularly the use of satellites in communication, emphasizing the use of Intelsat 5 and European L-sat in broadcast system. Studies on active and passive microwave sensors are discussed and a discussion on the medical results of a manned space flight is also presented. The book will surely boost the interest of astronomers and those interested in space technology and exploration.

The Cassini-Huygens Visit to Saturn

An Historic Mission to the Ringed Planet

Author: Michael Meltzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319076086

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 409

View: 7125

Cassini-Huygens was the most ambitious and successful space journey ever launched to the outer Solar System. This book examines all aspects of the journey: its conception and planning; the lengthy political processes needed to make it a reality; the engineering and development required to build the spacecraft; its 2.2-billion mile journey from Earth to the Ringed Planet and the amazing discoveries from the mission. The author traces how the visions of a few brilliant scientists matured, gained popularity and eventually became a reality. Innovative technical leaps were necessary to assemble such a multifaceted spacecraft and reliably operate it while it orbited a planet so far from our own. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft design evolved from other deep space efforts, most notably the Galileo mission to Jupiter, enabling the voluminous, paradigm-shifting scientific data collected by the spacecraft. Some of these discoveries are absolute gems. A small satellite that scientists once thought of as a dead piece of rock turned out to contain a warm underground sea that could conceivably harbor life. And we now know that hiding under the mist of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is a world with lakes, fluvial channels, and dunes hauntingly reminiscent of those on our own planet, except that on Titan, it’s not water that fills those lakes but hydrocarbons. These and other breakthroughs illustrate why the Cassini-Huygens mission will be remembered as one of greatest voyages of discovery ever made.

Kuxan Suum

Path to the Center of the Universe

Author: Dora Musielak

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438952899

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 412

Kuxan Suum, Path To The Center of the Universe is the awe-inspiring story of Da'Lau, a young woman who travels through space in search of knowledge and truth. In this tale of the impossible, The improbable, And The fantastic, The girl crosses planets, nebulas, The Milky Way and other galaxies, describing in her path a vision of the heavens. Throughout her intergalactic voyage, Da'Lau becomes one with the stars, As her transcendental path takes her To The center of the Universe. Kuxan Suum is a metaphor that presents a sketch of human spaceflight, illustrated with stunningly beautiful views of space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Da'Lau takes us on a journey through our magnificent Universe, highlighting especially the enormous cosmic distances, infinite when compared with respect to our human space-time scale, giving us a perspective of its complexity and size. The thread that stitches Kuxan Suum is its surreal invocation of travel through the cosmos-the sublime, The practical, And The science.