Planetary exploration: thirty years of unmanned space probes
Describes the missions of unmanned space probes and their role in gathering information about other planets of the solar system, from Pioneer 1 in 1958 to the ongoing Voyager project
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America tries for the Moon
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able Apollo August Cape Canaveral capsule Centaur clouds Cosmos craft craters Deep Space Network dust encounter escape stage Failed to leave failure flight fly-by Giotto gravitational field Halley's Comet hydrogen images instruments interplanetary Jodrell Bank Jupiter kilometres km from Earth lander landing later launch window leave Earth orbit Luna 16 Luna 9 Luna programme Lunar Orbiter lunar surface Lunokhod magnetic field Mariner 9 Mars Martian surface Mercury million km minutes mission NASA November Ocean of Storms orbit round particles payload photographic photopolarimeter Pioneer 11 Pioneer Venus planet planetary exploration probes programme radar radiation radio Ranger reach retro-rocket returned rings rocket rocks sample satellites Saturn scan platform scientific scientists send back signals soil solar panels Solar System solar wind Soviet Union spacecraft spectrometer speed Surveyor target temperature trajectory transmitted TV cameras Tyuratam upper stage Uranus vehicle velocity Venera Venera 15 Viking volcanoes Voyager Zond