Lunar and Planetary Rovers

Springer Praxis Books
The Wheels of Apollo and the Quest for Mars, Academic/professional/technical: Research and professional
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This is the first book devoted to the concept, engineering and testing of the Lunar Roving Vehicle on Apollo 15, 16 and 17. It also tells the story of the robotic rovers used on Mars, and describes the new designs of rovers planned for the future.
The Wheels of Apollo and the Quest for Mars fills the need for a complete history of the Lunar Roving Vehicle used on Apollo 15, 16 and 17. The book draws on many photographs never before published. It goes on to recount the story of the successful robotic rovers used on Mars, and concludes with a description of the new designs of rovers planned for The New Vision for Exploration now underway at NASA. The text includes extensive coverage of the background, research, design and execution of the Lunar Rover, the Mars Sojourner, Spirit and Opportunity missions, and the plans for both manned and unmanned rovers in NASA's future missions. Extensively researched, the book is based on interviews with the astronauts who drove the LRV, and the engineers, past, present and future, who design and build planetary rovers.
From concept to reality.- The Lunar Roving Vehicle subsystems.- Training for the Moon.- To the Hadley Plains.- Mysterious and unknown Descartes.- Destiny at Taurus-Littrow.- The quest for Mars.- The Vision for Space Exploration.
This book fills a need for a complete history of the Lunar Roving Vehicle used on Apollo 15, 16 and 17, drawing on many photographs never before published. It also tells the story of the robotic rovers used on Mars, and concludes with a description of the new designs of rovers planned for The New Vision for Exploration now underway at NASA. The book provides extensive quotes from the astronauts who drove the LRV on the Moon from interviews conducted especially for the book. It also details new material from interviews of engineers and managers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory covering the robotic rovers, Sojourner, Sprit and Opportunity.
Autor: Anthony H. Young
InhaltsangabeFrom concept to reality.- The Lunar Roving Vehicle subsystems.- Training for the Moon.- To the Hadley Plains.- Mysterious and unknown Descartes.- Destiny at Taurus-Littrow.- The quest for Mars.- The Vision for Space Exploration.
Autor: Anthony H. Young
ISBN-13:: 9780387307749
ISBN: 0387307745
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.12.2006
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 771g
Seiten: 305
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 247x172x22 mm