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Main Title The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres [electronic resource] /
Author Russell, Christopher.
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Raymond, Carol.
Publisher Springer New York : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2012
Call Number QB600-701
ISBN 9781461449034
Subjects Geography ; Physical geography ; Planetology ; Astrophysics
Internet Access
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Collation VI, 574 p. 308 illus., 211 illus. in color. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes From the Contents: The Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres -- Vesta and Ceres: Crossing the History of the Solar System -- The Origin and Evolution of the Asteroid Belt-Implications for Vesta and Ceres -- Ceres: Its Origin, Evolution and Structure and Dawn's Potential Contribution -- Origin, Internal Structure and Evolution of 4 Vesta -- The Surface Composition of Ceres -- Surface Composition of Vesta: Issues and Integrated Approach -- HED Meteorites and Their Relationship to the Geology of Vesta and the Dawn Mission -- The Dawn Spacecraft -- The Dawn Ion Propulsion System. DAWN is the first mission to orbit a main belt asteroid and the first scientific mission to use ion propulsion. Major objectives of this mission include mapping of the surfaces of 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres, determining its topography from stereo measurements, determining its mineralogy, measuring its elemental composition and obtaining gravity data. This book describes the DAWN mission, its exploration and scientific objectives, the instruments that accomplish those objectives, the operations plan and the education and outreach plan. It is directed to those studying asteroids and the evolution of the solar system. This volume will be a valuable reference for anyone who uses data from the instruments of the DAWN mission. Previously published in Space Science Reviews, Vol. 163/1-4, 2011.
Place Published New York, NY
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2012
BIB Level m
Medium computer
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Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20130727042509
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 02971nam a22004695i 45