Space Probes And Planetary Exploration (Written under the Sponsorship of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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Author Name: Corliss, William R. (Nasa)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Edition 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher Princeton, NJ D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. 1965

Seller ID A34104

Graphs; This book has been withdrawn from the NASA Ames Space Research Center. The book is in Very Good- condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a library sticker on the spine end, ink stamped Nasa Library stickers on the front pastedown and front endpaper, and a library card pocket on the rear pastedown. "Once a probe has left the vicinity of Earth, its trajectory will likely take it along an orbit around the Sun similar to the Earth's orbit. To reach another planet, the simplest practical method is a Hohmann transfer orbit. More complex techniques, such as gravitational slingshots, can be more fuel-efficient, though they may require the probe to spend more time in transit. Some high Delta-V missions (such as those with high inclination changes) can only be performed, within the limits of modern propulsion, using gravitational slingshots. A technique using very little propulsion, but requiring a considerable amount of time, is to follow a trajectory on the Interplanetary Transport Network."

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