Deep Impact, or at least part of the flight system, is designed to crash into comet 9P/Tempel 1. This bold mission design enables cometary researchers to peer into the cometary nucleus, analyzing the excavated material with its imagers and spectrometers. The book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload, and data products in articles written by those most closely involved. This mission has the potential of revolutionizing our understanding of the cometary nucleus.
Springer Netherlands; January 2006
- ISBN: 9781402041631
- Edition: 1
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- Title: Deep Impact Mission: Looking Beneath the Surface of a Cometary Nucleus
- Author: C.T. Russell (ed.)
About The Author
C. T. Russell has over 40 years experience on space flight missions including Apollo 15 and 16, Pioneer Venus Orbiter, Vega 1 and 2, Phobos, Galileo and Cassini among many others. Previous books in this series under his editorship have included Galileo, Genesis, 2001 Mars Odyssey, and Cassini. He has published over 1100 articles in journals and books on topics of planetary and space physics and won several awards including the AGU’s Fleming and Macelwane medals and COSPAR Space Science prize.