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Title The Dawn mission to minor planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres / Christopher Russell, Carol Raymond, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2012]
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Contents Foreword / C.T. Russell and C.A. Raymond -- The Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres / C.T. Russell and C.A. Raymond -- Vesta and Ceres: Crossing the History of the Solar System / A. Coradini, D. Turrini, C. Federico and G. Magni -- The Origin and Evolution of the Asteroid Belt--Implications for Vesta and Ceres / David P. O'Brien and Mark V. Sykes -- Ceres: Its Origin, Evolution and Structure and Dawn's Potential Contribution / Thomas B. McCord, Julie Castillo-Rogez and Andy Rivkin -- Origin, Internal Structure and Evolution of 4 Vesta / Maria T. Zuber, Harry Y. McSween Jr., Richard P. Binzel, Linda T. Elkins-Tanton and Alexander S. Konopliv, et al. -- The Surface Composition of Ceres / Andrew S. Rivkin, Jian-Yang Li, Ralph E. Milliken, Lucy F. Lim and Amy J. Lovell, et al. -- Surface Composition of Vesta: Issues and Integrated Approach / Carle M. Pieters, Lucy A. McFadden, Thomas Prettyman, M. Cristina De Sanctis and Thomas B. McCord, et al. -- HED Meteorites and Their Relationship to the Geology of Vesta and the Dawn Mission / Harry Y. McSween Jr., David W. Mittlefehldt, Andrew W. Beck, Rhiannon G. Mayne and Timothy J. McCoy -- The Dawn Spacecraft / Valerie C. Thomas, Joseph M. Makowski, G. Mark Brown, John F. McCarthy and Dominick Bruno, et al. -- The Dawn Ion Propulsion System / John Brophy -- The Dawn Framing Camera / H. Sierks, H.U. Keller, R. Jaumann, H. Michalik and T. Behnke, et al. -- The VIR Spectrometer / M.C. De Sanctis, A. Coradini, E. Ammannito, G. Filacchione and M.T. Capria, et al. -- Dawn's Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector / Thomas H. Prettyman, William C. Feldman, Harry Y. McSween Jr., Robert D. Dingler and Donald C. Enemark, et al. -- The Dawn Gravity Investigation at Vesta and Ceres / A.S. Konopliv, S.W. Asmar, B.G. Bills, N. Mastrodemos and R.S. Park, et al. -- The Dawn Topography Investigation / C.A. Raymond, R. Jaumann, A. Nathues, H. Sierks and T. Roatsch, et al. -- Dawn Science Planning, Operations and Archiving / C.A. Polanskey, S.P. Joy and C.A. Raymond -- The Education and Public Outreach Program for NASA's Dawn Mission / L.A. Mcfadden, J. Wise, J.D. Ristvey Jr. and W. Cobb
Summary 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
Analysis Geography
Physical geography
Earth Sciences
Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
Measurement Science and Instrumentation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Space flight to asteroids.
Vesta (Asteroid)
Ceres (Dwarf planet)
Form Electronic book
Author Russell, C. T. (Christopher T.)
Raymond, Carol
LC no. 2012942865
ISBN 1461449022
1461449030 (electronic bk.)
9781461449034 (electronic bk.)