Jupiter Odyssey: The Story of NASA's Galileo Mission

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2000 - Science - 448 pages
Prior to the space age, little was known about Jupiter. Focusing on the Galileo mission, this book tracks the remarkable spacecraft gestation, the ordeal of its long haul out to Jupiter, and its 5 year long exploration of the Jovian system. The book features material taken from press conferences, technical papers, and essays written by engineers and scientists involved in the NASA Galileo mission. From the reviews: "...Unlike his colleagues in this genre Harland provides more than just a serial history...The book is abundantly footnoted and richly illustrated with hundreds of images...I highly recommend Jupiter Odyssey to all readers, beginner to advanced, all of who will surely gain new insight into one of the most successful interplanetary missions ever flown." Amazon.com
 

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Contents

Reconnaissance
5
Galileos ordeal
20
An exploring machine
27
The long haul
45
Target in sight
89
Atmospheric probe
111
The capture orbit
126
Tectonic Ganymede
133
Jupiter from orbit 249
252
Moonlets and rings
283
Fiery
291
The antiJovian hemisphere since 1979
305
Colchis Regio
324
A terrestrial lava lake
337
Emakong Patera
350
Passing the torch
361

Craters on Ganymede
153
Battered Callisto
163
A crater chain on Callisto
168
Linea in on Europas trailing hemisphere
187
The plain west of Conamara
201
Tyre in context
219
Facts and figures
369
Glossary
401
Notes and references
413
Further reading and websites
425
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