|Publisher:||New York, NY : Springer, 2000|
|Series:||Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-85233-200-6|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
The space age is nearly 50 years old but exploration of the outer planets and beyond has only just begun...
"Deep-space probes" explains in depth why we should explore beyond the edge of the solar system, and how we can build highly sophisticated robot spacecraft to carry out the task. Many technical problems remain to be solved, among them propulsion systems to permit far higher velocities, and technologies to build vehicles a fraction of the size of today's spacecraft.
Beyond the range of effective radio control, robot vehicles for exploring deep space will need to be intelligent, "thinking" craft - able to make vital decisions entirely on their own.
Gregory Matloff also looks at the possibility for human travel into interstellar space, and some of the immense problems that such journeys would entail. And if we think we can do it, why not others? Could deep-space probes be with us already, here and how?
Copies in the Library (2)
|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status||Donated by||Digital Bookplate|
|007398||TL795.3.M38 2000||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|
|007399||TL795.3.M38 2000||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|