The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs its job download free [PDF and Ebook] by Emily Lakdawalla

The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs its job download free [PDF and Ebook] by Emily Lakdawalla year 2018
  • Book name: The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs its job
  • Author: Emily Lakdawalla
  • Release date: 2018/1/28
  • Publisher: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9783319681443
  • Rating: 9.61 of 10
  • Votes: 416
  • Review by: Kassandra Lord
  • Review rating: 7.07 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/13
  • Total pages: 394
  • Includes a PDF summary of 47 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This book describes the most complex machine ever sent to another planet: Curiosity. It is a one-ton robot with two brains, seventeen cameras, six wheels, nuclear power, and a laser beam on its head. No one human understands how all of its systems and instruments work. This essential reference to the Curiosity mission explains the engineering behind every system on the rover, from its rocket-powered jetpack to its radioisotope thermoelectric generator to its fiendishly complex sample handling system. Its lavishly illustrated text explains how all the instruments work - its cameras, spectrometers, sample-cooking oven, and weather station - and describes the instruments' abilities and limitations. It tells you how the systems have functioned on Mars, and how scientists and engineers have worked around problems developed on a faraway planet: holey wheels and broken focus lasers. And it explains the grueling mission operations schedule that keeps the rover working day in and day out.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 24H17M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Astrophysics, Astronautics, Astronomy, Space & Time, Geology & The Lithosphere, Aerospace & Aviation Technology
  • Available formats: DOC, TXT, WORD, EPUB, HTML, PML, PDF, PNG. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, TAR.Z, TAR.XZ
  • Download servers: Google Drive, Uploaded, Torrent Project, ExtraTorrent, MEGA, BitShare, Mediafire, Torrent
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 44.66 USD
  • Dimensions: 168x240x21.84mm
  • Weight: 837g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Cham, Switzerland
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