Your Mission to Jupiter

Author: Nadia Higgins

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1616417986

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3805

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.

Galileo Spacecraft

Mission to Jupiter

Author: Michael D. Cole

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766011199

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6968

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

Mission to Jupiter

A History of the Galileo Project

Author: National Aeronautics Administration,Michael Meltzer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493716661


Page: 342

View: 9992

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 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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Planeten Monde Ringsysteme

Kamerasonden erforschen unser Sonnensystem


Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034867611

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 332

View: 4561

Mission Jupiter

The Spectacular Journey of the Galileo Spacecraft

Author: Daniel Fischer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475741413

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 6872

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.

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: 4280

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 Worlds of Galileo

The Inside Story of NASA's Mission to Jupiter

Author: Michael Hanlon

Publisher: Constable Limited


Category: Astronautics

Page: 228

View: 8362

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.

Interplanetary Mission Analysis and Design

Author: Stephen Kemble

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540376453

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

View: 4514

The present impetus to drive down the overall cost of space missions is leading to ever-increasing demands for more efficient design techniques over a wide range of interplanetary missions, and the methods now being utilised to do this are described in this timely and authoritative work.


Author: Abby Young

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404201682

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7713

Presents scientific discoveries about the atmosphere, moons, storms, and environment of this giant planet composed almost entirely of liquid and gas.

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: 7465

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.


Author: Amy Margaret

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 0823956474

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8457

Describes the history, unique features, and exploration of Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun.



Author: Ben Bova

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641151643

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1465

Gibt es intelligentes Leben auf dem Jupiter? Direktor L. Zhang Wo, Leiter der wissenschaftlichen Beobachtungsstation im Orbit des Gasriesen, vermutet, dass der Jupiter bewohnt sein könnte. Erste Tauchexpeditionen in die Tiefen des Jupiter-Atmosphäre deuten ebenfalls darauf hin. Doch die Experimente müssen heimlich durchgeführt werden, weil die Kreationisten und die islamischen Fundamentalisten, die auf der Erde das Sagen haben, in der Suche nach außerirdischem Leben eine Blasphemie sehen und die Forschungen mit allen Mitteln unterbinden wollen. Grant Archer, ein junger Astronom, wird als Spitzel auf die Station geschickt, um Beweise für die gottlosen Aktivitäten zu sammeln. Doch wie loyal kann der idealistische Forscher gegenüber seinen inquisitorischen Auftraggebern sein?