ROSETTA: ESA's Mission to the Origin of the Solar System

Hardcover | April 1, 2009

EditorRita Schulz, Claudia Alexander, Hermann Boehnhardt

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Comets consist of the most primitive material in the solar system and to understand the earliest epoch of solar system formation, we must investigate the nature of this material. Much of what we know of comets presently comes from remote sensing using Earth-based telescopes. The Rosetta mission is poised to make a dramatic advance in our understanding of comets.

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Comets consist of the most primitive material in the solar system and to understand the earliest epoch of solar system formation, we must investigate the nature of this material. Much of what we know of comets presently comes from remote sensing using Earth-based telescopes. The Rosetta mission is poised to make a dramatic advance in o...

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ROSETTA: ESA's Mission to the Origin of the Solar System is the first book of its kind on ESA's Planetary Cornerstone Mission, Rosetta, that discusses the science and instrumentation involved. Comets consist of the most primitive material in the solar system. An in depth study of this material could provide us with the knowledge to und...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:752 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038777517X

ISBN - 13:9780387775173

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Table of Contents

Foreword.- Rosetta Overview.- Comet.- Asteroid.- Plasma Environment.- Dust Environment.- Ground Segment.- Science Operations.- ALICE.- CONSERT.- COSIMA.- GIADA.- MIDAS.- MIRO.- OSIRIS.- RPC.- RPC Overview. RPC-ICA. RPC-IES. RPC-LAP. RPC-MAG. RPC-MIP. ROSINA.- RSI.- VIRTIS.- Philae.- Philae Overview. APX. CIVA. COSAC. MUPUS. PTOLEMY. ROLIS. ROMAP. SD2. SESAME.

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