The Cassini Huygens Visit to Saturn

The Cassini Huygens Visit to Saturn
Author: Michael Meltzer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2015-01-02
ISBN: 3319076086
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cassini Huygens Visit to Saturn Book Excerpt:

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.

Saturn from Cassini Huygens

Saturn from Cassini Huygens
Author: Michele Dougherty,Larry Esposito,Stamatios Krimigis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 805
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN: 1402092172
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saturn from Cassini Huygens Book Excerpt:

This book is one of two volumes meant to capture, to the extent practical, the scienti?c legacy of the Cassini-Huygens prime mission, a landmark in the history of planetary exploration. As the most ambitious and interdisciplinary planetary exploration mission ?own to date, it has extended our knowledge of the Saturn system to levels of detail at least an order of magnitude beyond that gained from all previous missions to Saturn. Nestled in the brilliant light of the new and deep understanding of the Saturn planetary system is the shiny nugget that is the spectacularly successful collaboration of individuals, - ganizations and governments in the achievement of Cassini-Huygens. In some ways the pa- nershipsformedandlessonslearnedmaybethemost enduringlegacyofCassini-Huygens.The broad, international coalition that is Cassini-Huygens is now conducting the Cassini Equinox Mission and planning the Cassini Solstice Mission, and in a major expansion of those fruitful efforts, has extended the collaboration to the study of new ?agship missions to both Jupiter and Saturn. Such ventures have and will continue to enrich us all, and evoke a very optimistic vision of the future of international collaboration in planetary exploration. The two volumes in the series Saturn from Cassini-Huygens and Titan from Cassini- Huygens are the direct products of the efforts of over 200 authors and co-authors. Though each book has a different set of three editors, the group of six editors for the two volumes has worked together through every step of the process to ensure that these two volumes are a set.

The Ringed Planet

The Ringed Planet
Author: Joshua Colwell
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN: 1681744988
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ringed Planet Book Excerpt:

In September 2017, the Cassini spacecraft will point itself toward the atmoshpere of Saturn and end its 13-year mission of solving many of the mysteries of the ringed planet's system with a crash. This book is a dramatic, beautifully illustrated journey of discovery through the Saturn system. Cassini's instruments have revealed never seen before details including the only extraterrestrial lakes known in the solar system and have provided unprecedented views of the rings. It is a non-technical book for everyone who loves astronomy.

Cassini at Saturn

Cassini at Saturn
Author: David M. Harland
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2007-03-08
ISBN: 038726129X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cassini at Saturn Book Excerpt:

*Brings the story of the Cassini-Huygens mission and their joint exploration of the Saturnian system right up to date. *Combines a review of previous knowledge of Saturn, its rings and moons, including Titan, with new spacecraft results in one handy volume. *Provides the latest and most spectacular images, which will never have appeared before in book form. *Gives a context to enable the reader to more easily appreciate the stream of discoveries that will be made by the Cassini-Huygens mission. *Tells the exciting story of the Huygens spacecraft’s journey to the surface of Titan.

Titan from Cassini Huygens

Titan from Cassini Huygens
Author: Robert Brown,Jean Pierre Lebreton,Hunter Waite
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 9781402092152
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Titan from Cassini Huygens Book Excerpt:

This book is one of two volumes meant to capture, to the extent practical, the sci- ti? c legacy of the Cassini–Huygens prime mission, a landmark in the history of pl- etary exploration. As the most ambitious and interdisciplinary planetary exploration mission ? own to date, it has extended our knowledge of the Saturn system to levels of detail at least an order of magnitude beyond that gained from all previous missions to Saturn. Nestled in the brilliant light of the ne w and deep understanding of the Saturn pl- etary system is the shiny nugget that is the spectacularly successful collaboration of individuals, organizations and governments in the achievement of Cassini–Huygens. In some ways the partnerships formed and lessons learned may be the most enduring legacy of Cassini–Huygens. The broad, international coalition that is Cassini– Huygens is now conducting the Cassini Equinox Mission and planning the Cassini Solstice Mission, and in a major expansion of those fruitful efforts, has extended the collaboration to the study of new ? agship missions to both Jupiter and Saturn. Such ventures have and will continue to enrich us all, and evoke a very optimistic vision of the future of international collaboration in planetary exploration.

The Cassini Huygens Mission

The Cassini Huygens Mission
Author: Christopher T. Russell
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2005-03-03
ISBN: 1402031475
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cassini Huygens Mission Book Excerpt:

The joint NASA-ESA Cassini-Huygens mission is a splendid example of how international cooperation can produce a wealth of scientific return that could not be afforded by the programs of any partner alone. ESA contributed the Titan atmosphere entry probe and NASA the orbiter spacecraft, the launch, and operations. Various national agencies contributed to the payloads of both the orbiter and the entry probe. Cassini will return much more information than the Galileo mission. While Saturn is further from the Sun than Jupiter, with less illumination and a colder environment, Saturn’s weaker radiation belt permits longer periods of observation close to Saturn than were possible with Galileo at Jupiter. Cassini provides shorter period orbits, closer images of the rings and the atmosphere, and many more satellite encounters, in fact 44 encounters with Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, in the first four years in orbit. This greater number of observations provides a rich scientific bonanza for the remote sensing instruments on Cassini. This book is the third and last volume of this compendium on the Cassini-Huygens mission. This volume describes the remote sensing investigations on the Cassini orbiter: radio science, radar, visible and near infrared spectroscopy, far infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet spectroscopy, and visible imagery. This book is of interest to all potential users of the Cassini-Huygens data, to those who wish to learn about the planned scientific return from the Cassini-Huygens mission, and those curious about the processes occurring on this most fascinating planet.

The Cassini Huygens Mission

The Cassini Huygens Mission
Author: C.T. Russell
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 9401732515
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cassini Huygens Mission Book Excerpt:

The exploration of the planets is the modem counterpart to the exploration voy ages of old. To reach the new world Columbus had to secure funding from Queen Isabella, outfit his three ships and set sail on a long journey. To explore the Amer ican Pacific Northwest, Lewis and Clark had a similar task of obtaining funding, purchasing equipment and going to points unknown, even though their path was across land and not sea. Today our journey is through space, rather than across land or sea, but we still travel with ships, now spaceworthy craft, rather than seaworthy. Our spacecraft are smaller than the ships of yore, crammed with electronics rather than provisions because man cannot go along on these journeys. We now rely on robots to be our eyes and ears at these distant worlds. Nevertheless, some aspects of exploration have not changed over the centuries. People are still fascinated by these unknown worlds and desire to explore them, and the process of obtaining the large sums of public moneys to finance these journeys still requires much pleading with authorities.

Saturn from Cassini Huygens

Saturn from Cassini Huygens
Author: Michele Dougherty,Larry Esposito,Stamatios Krimigis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 805
Release: 2014-11-23
ISBN: 9789401780889
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saturn from Cassini Huygens Book Excerpt:

This book is one of two volumes meant to capture, to the extent practical, the scienti?c legacy of the Cassini-Huygens prime mission, a landmark in the history of planetary exploration. As the most ambitious and interdisciplinary planetary exploration mission ?own to date, it has extended our knowledge of the Saturn system to levels of detail at least an order of magnitude beyond that gained from all previous missions to Saturn. Nestled in the brilliant light of the new and deep understanding of the Saturn planetary system is the shiny nugget that is the spectacularly successful collaboration of individuals, - ganizations and governments in the achievement of Cassini-Huygens. In some ways the pa- nershipsformedandlessonslearnedmaybethemost enduringlegacyofCassini-Huygens.The broad, international coalition that is Cassini-Huygens is now conducting the Cassini Equinox Mission and planning the Cassini Solstice Mission, and in a major expansion of those fruitful efforts, has extended the collaboration to the study of new ?agship missions to both Jupiter and Saturn. Such ventures have and will continue to enrich us all, and evoke a very optimistic vision of the future of international collaboration in planetary exploration. The two volumes in the series Saturn from Cassini-Huygens and Titan from Cassini- Huygens are the direct products of the efforts of over 200 authors and co-authors. Though each book has a different set of three editors, the group of six editors for the two volumes has worked together through every step of the process to ensure that these two volumes are a set.

Mission to Saturn

Mission to Saturn
Author: David M. Harland
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2002-09-20
ISBN: 9781852336561
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mission to Saturn Book Excerpt:

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 potential home for extraterrestrial life. Written by an established space historian and experienced author, Mission To Saturn - Cassini and the Huygens Probe is an up-to-date and timely review of our knowledge of Saturn and its enigmatic moon, Titan, on which the Huygens probe will land to search for prebiotic chemistry or even life. It explains how the mission was planned, how it will operate and, as the spacecraft nears its target, puts into context the discoveries that are sure to follow from this once-in-a-lifetime mission.

The Titans of Saturn

The Titans of Saturn
Author: Bram Groen,Charles Hampden-Turner
Publsiher: Cyan Communications
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Titans of Saturn Book Excerpt:

This story behind the brilliant success of the Cassini-Huygens space mission to Saturn''s largest moon, Titan, details a monumental achievement that took 15 years to accomplish. Sponsored jointly by NASA and the European and Italian Space Agencies (ESA and ISA), the Huygens probe was sent to explore Titan''s atmosphere, which is similar to that of primitive earth around four billion years ago, in search of new data that may unlock the secrets to how life began on Earth. The probe''s touch down on the surface of Titan in January 2005 marked the farthest a man-made spacecraft has successfully landed from Earth. As well as being a fantastic scientific story, this chronicle captures the dynamics that enabled this group of highly diverse people to fight against great odds and obstacles to triumph together.

The Cassini Mission

The Cassini Mission
Author: Angela Royston
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 1508151296
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cassini Mission Book Excerpt:

Scientists first started talking about sending a robot to orbit Saturn in the 1980s! However, it wasn’t until 1997 that the Cassini Probe launched. Readers learn not only about how the probe was built, but also about the process of planning such an important, complicated endeavor. Full-color photographs and illustrations supplement the main content’s explanation of what Cassini learned as it traveled around Saturn and the cool robotic features that collected data. With an emphasis on STEM careers and amazing new technology, readers are sure to want to explore more!

Far Out Guide to Saturn

Far Out Guide to Saturn
Author: Mary Kay Carson
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN: 1464601186
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Far Out Guide to Saturn Book Excerpt:

Saturn, the jewel of the solar system, has seven mysterious and beautiful rings. These rings, made of ice, dust, and rock, range in size from a snow crystals to a house. Readers will learn about the amazing spacecraft missions to Saturn, the dedicated scientists who plan them, and more far-out facts about the sixth planet from the sun.

Cassini Mission

Cassini Mission
Author: Marty Gitlin
Publsiher: Mitchell Lane
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-07-04
ISBN: 154574534X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cassini Mission Book Excerpt:

Launched on Oct. 15, 1997, the spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on June 30, 2004 (PDT). After its four-year prime mission, Cassini’s tour was extended twice. Beginning in 2010, Cassini began a seven-year mission extension in which it completed many moon flybys on Saturn and Titan. In April 2017, operators placed Cassini on an impact course that unfolded over five months of daring dives. On Sept. 15, 2017, the spacecraft made its final approach to the giant planet Saturn. But this encounter was like no other. This time, Cassini dived into the planet’s atmosphere, sending science data for as long as its small thrusters could keep the spacecraft’s antenna pointed at Earth. To its very end, Cassini was a mission of thrilling exploration.

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology
Author: Muriel Gargaud,Ricardo Amils,Henderson James Cleaves
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1890
Release: 2011-05-26
ISBN: 3642112714
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Astrobiology Book Excerpt:

Astrobiology is a remarkably interdisciplinary field. This reference serves as a key to understanding technical terms from the different subfields of astrobiology, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, the geosciences and the space sciences.

The Saturn System Through The Eyes Of Cassini

The Saturn System Through The Eyes Of Cassini
Author: Nasa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2018-03-22
ISBN: 9781680922141
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Saturn System Through The Eyes Of Cassini Book Excerpt:

The Saturn System Through The Eyes Of Cassini is printed in full-color on 70-pound paper. The Cassini-Huygens mission has revolutionized our knowledge of the Saturn system and revealed surprising places in the solar system where life could potentially gain a foothold--bodies we call ocean worlds. Since its arrival in 2004, Cassini-Huygens has been nothing short of a discovery machine, captivating us with data and images never before obtained with such detail and clarity. Cassini taught us that Saturn is a far cry from a tranquil lone planet with delicate rings. Now, we know more about Saturn's chaotic, active, and powerful rings, and the storms that rage beneath. Images and data from Saturn's moons Titan and Enceladus hint at the possibility of life never before suspected. The rings of Saturn, its moons, and the planet itself offer irresistible and inexhaustible subjects for intense study. As the Cassini mission comes to a dramatic end with a fateful plunge into Saturn on Sept. 15, 2017, scientists are already dreaming of going back for further study.

The Cassini Huygens Mission

The Cassini Huygens Mission
Author: C.T. Russell
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2003-06-30
ISBN: 9781402010989
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cassini Huygens Mission Book Excerpt:

The joint NASA-ESA Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn is the most ambitious planetary mission since the VEGA mission to Venus and Halley in 1985/86 and the Viking arbiters and landers to Mars in 1976. This volume describes the mission, the orbiter spacecraft, the Titan atmospheric probe and the mission design in articles written by its project scientists and engineering team. These are followed by five articles from each of the discipline working groups discussing the existing knowledge of the Saturnian system and their goals for the mission. Finally, each of the Huygens entry probe instrument teams describes their instruments and measurement objectives. These instruments include an atmospheric structure instrument, an aerosol pyrolyser, an imager/radiometer, a gas chromatograph, a surface science package and a radio science investigation. This book is of interest to all potential users of the Cassini-Huygens data, to those who wish to learn about the planned scientific return from the Cassini-Huygens mission and those curious about the processes occurring on this most fascinating planet.

Water Worlds in the Solar System

Water Worlds in the Solar System
Author: Antony Joseph
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 846
Release: 2022-12-05
ISBN: 0323957188
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Worlds in the Solar System Book Excerpt:

Water Worlds in the Solar System: In Search of Habitable Environments and Life is a comprehensive reference on the formation, availability, habitability potential, and astrobiological implications of water in the Solar System. The book provides understanding of the importance of water on Earth to elucidate potential water and biosignature sources on other bodies in the Solar System. It covers processes involved in the formation of Earth and its Moon, genesis of water on those bodies, events on early Earth, and other processes that are applicable to celestial bodies in the Solar System, directly correlating data available on water on other bodies to over 15 Earth analogue sites. This book forms a comprehensive overview on water in the Solar System, from formation to biosignature and habitability considerations. It is ideal for academics, researchers and students working in the field of planetary science, extraterrestrial water research and habitability potential. Presents a comprehensive reference on water in the Solar System, developing readers’ understanding of the importance and occurrence of water on Earth and beyond, all from an oceanographer’s perspective Contrasts terrestrial analogues in relation to their roles in understanding and exploring ocean worlds and habitability Includes numerous figures, illustrations, tables and videos to help readers better understand concepts covered

The Cassini Mission

The Cassini Mission
Author: Angela Royston
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 1508151237
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cassini Mission Book Excerpt:

Scientists first started talking about sending a robot to orbit Saturn in the 1980s! However, it wasn’t until 1997 that the Cassini Probe launched. Readers learn not only about how the probe was built, but also about the process of planning such an important, complicated endeavor. Full-color photographs and illustrations supplement the main content’s explanation of what Cassini learned as it traveled around Saturn and the cool robotic features that collected data. With an emphasis on STEM careers and amazing new technology, readers are sure to want to explore more!

Passage to a Ringed World

Passage to a Ringed World
Author: National Aeronautics Administration
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2014-11-22
ISBN: 9781503339576
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passage to a Ringed World Book Excerpt:

This book is for you. You will find that it lives up to the promise of its cover and title. The text is authoritative, but at the same time easy to understand. It is written for any layperson who is interested in space exploration. In this book, we will give you a good look at what is involved in sending a large spacecraft to the outer solar system. Join us and share in the excitement of this extended voyage of discovery! One of the first things you will learn is that Cassini–Huygens is an international mission. Seventeen countries are involved. You will also learn that Huygens is an atmospheric probe that the Cassini spacecraft will deliver to Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. Titan has a gaseous atmosphere that is thicker and more obscuring than the atmosphere here on Earth. We will look through Titan's atmosphere with Cassini's radar and discover surface details for the first time. The mission will find out if there are really liquid hydrocarbons on Titan's surface in the form of lakes or seas. The Cassini spacecraft itself will spend four years in orbit about Saturn. We will examine the rings and visit many of the satellites. We will sample special locations in the magnetosphere that are believed to harbor interesting —some might say strange — plasma processes (that is, electromagnetic interactions involving electrons, protons and ions).

Saturn

Saturn
Author: Stephen Feinstein
Publsiher: Myreportlinks.Com
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780766053045
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saturn Book Excerpt:

Introduces the planet Saturn, exploring its atmosphere, composition, and other characteristics.