The Genesis Mission

  • Christopher T. Russell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. D. S. Burnett, B. L. Barraclough, R. Bennett, M. Neugebauer, L. P. Oldham, C. N. Sasaki et al.
    Pages 1-26
  3. A. J. G. Jurewicz, D. S. Burnett, R. C. Wiens, T. A. Friedmann, C. C. Hays, R. J. Hohlfelder et al.
    Pages 27-52
  4. Jane E. Nordholt, Roger C. Wiens, Rudy A. Abeyta, Juan R. Baldonado, Donald S. Burnett, Patrick Casey et al.
    Pages 53-91
  5. Roger C. Wiens, Marcia Neugebauer, Daniel B. Reisenfeld, Ronald W. Moses Jr., Jane E. Nordholt, Donald S. Burnett
    Pages 93-117
  6. B. L. Barraclough, E. E. Dors, R. A. Abeyta, J. F. Alexander, F. P. Ameduri, J. R. Baldonado et al.
    Pages 119-152
  7. M. Neugebauer, J. T. Steinberg, R. L. Tokar, B. L. Barraclough, E. E. Dors, R. C. Wiens et al.
    Pages 153-171

About this book


NASA's Genesis mission, launched on August 8, 2001 is the fifth mission in the Discovery series. Genesis addresses questions about the materials and processes involved in the origin of the solar system by providing precise knowledge of solar isotopic and elemental compositions for comparison with the compositions of meteoritic and planetary materials. This book describes the Genesis mission, the solar wind collector materials, the solar wind concentrator and simulations of its performance, the plasma ion and electron instruments, and the way these two instruments are used to determine the solar wind flow regime on board the spacecraft. The book is of interest to all potential users of the data returned by the Genesis mission, to those studying the isotopic and chemical composition of the early solar system whose work will be influenced by the measurements made by Genesis and by all those interested in the design and implementation of space instruments to study space plasmas.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher T. Russell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3963-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0241-7
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