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Author Huntress, Wesley T. (Wesley Theodore)
Title Soviet robots in the solar system : mission technologies and discoveries / Wesley T. Huntress, Jr. and Mikhail Ya. Marov.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2011.

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Series Springer-Praxis books in space exploration
Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Subject Space robotics -- Soviet Union.
Space robotics -- Russia (Federation)
Astronautics -- Soviet Union -- History.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Soviet Union.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Russia (Federation)
Alt Name Marov, M. I︠A︡. (Mikhail I︠A︡kovlevich)
Description 1 online resource (xx, 453 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-448) and index.
Contents pt. 1. The pieces : people, institutions, rockets and spacecraft -- pt. 2. Putting the pieces together : flying to the moon, Venus and Mars.
Summary The Soviet robotic space exploration program began in a spirit of bold adventure and technical genius. It ended after the fall of the Soviet Union and the failure of its last mission to Mars in 1996. Soviet Robots in the Solar System chronicles the scientific and engineering accomplishments of this enterprise from its infancy to its demise. Each flight campaign is set into context of national politics and international competition with the United States. Together with its many detailed illustrations and images, Soviet Robots in the Solar Systempresents the most detailed technical description of Soviet robotic space flightsprovides a unique insight into programmatic, engineering, and scientific issuescovers mission objectives, spacecraft engineering, flight details, scientific payload and resultsdescribes in technical depth Soviet lunar and planetary probes.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441978981 (electronic bk.)
1441978984 (electronic bk.)
1441978976
9781441978974
9781441978974
OCLC # 743306981
Additional Format Print version: Huntress, Welsey T. Soviet robots in the solar system. New York ; London : Springer, 2011 9781441978974 (DLC) 2011921306 (OCoLC)751534401