Russian Planetary Exploration: History, Development, Legacy and Prospects
Publisher: Springer | 2007 | PDF | ISBN: 0387463437 | 354 pages | 42.7 Mb
Illustrated with photographs from Soviet Venus and Mars probes, images of spacecraft, diagrams of flight paths and maps of landing sites, this book draws on published scientific papers, archives, memoirs and other material. The text reviews Soviet engineering techniques and science packages, as well the difficulties which ruined several missions. The program’s scientific and engineering legacy is also addressed, within the Soviet space effort as a whole.