The Cassini-Huygens Mission

Overview, Objectives and Huygens Instrumentarium Volume 1

  • Christopher T. Russell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dennis L. Matson, Linda J. Spilker, Jean-Pierre Lebreton
    Pages 1-58
  3. J.-P. Lebreton, D. L. Matson
    Pages 59-100
  4. Aron A. Wolf
    Pages 101-128
  5. K. C. Clausen, H. Hassan, M. Verdant, P. Couzin, G. Huttin, M. Brisson et al.
    Pages 155-189
  6. Jonathan I. Lunine, Laurence A. Soderblom
    Pages 191-208
  7. J. N. Cuzzi, J. E. Colwell, L. W. Esposito, C. C. Porco, C. D. Murray, P. D. Nicholson et al.
    Pages 209-251
  8. M. Blanc, S. Bolton, J. Bradley, M. Burton, T. E. Cravens, I. Dandouras et al.
    Pages 253-346
  9. Tobias Owen, Daniel Gautier
    Pages 347-376
  10. François Raulin, Tobias Owen
    Pages 377-394
  11. M. Fulchignoni, E. Ferri, F. Angrilli, A. Bar-Nun, M. A. Barucci, G. Bianchini et al.
    Pages 395-431
  12. G. Israel, M. Cabane, J.-F. Brun, H. Niemann, S. Way, W. Riedler et al.
    Pages 433-468
  13. M. G. Tomasko, D. Buchhauser, M. Bushroe, L. E. Dafoe, L. R. Doose, A. Eibl et al.
    Pages 469-551
  14. H. B. Niemann, S. K. Atreya, S. J. Bauer, K. Biemann, B. Block, G. R. Carignan et al.
    Pages 553-591
  15. J. C. Zarnecki, M. R. Leese, J. R. C. Garry, N. Ghafoor, B. Hathi
    Pages 593-611
  16. M. K. Bird, R. Dutta-Roy, M. Heyl, M. Allison, S. W. Asmar, W. M. Folkner et al.
    Pages 613-640

About this book


The exploration of the planets is the modem counterpart to the exploration voy­ ages of old. To reach the new world Columbus had to secure funding from Queen Isabella, outfit his three ships and set sail on a long journey. To explore the Amer­ ican Pacific Northwest, Lewis and Clark had a similar task of obtaining funding, purchasing equipment and going to points unknown, even though their path was across land and not sea. Today our journey is through space, rather than across land or sea, but we still travel with ships, now spaceworthy craft, rather than seaworthy. Our spacecraft are smaller than the ships of yore, crammed with electronics rather than provisions because man cannot go along on these journeys. We now rely on robots to be our eyes and ears at these distant worlds. Nevertheless, some aspects of exploration have not changed over the centuries. People are still fascinated by these unknown worlds and desire to explore them, and the process of obtaining the large sums of public moneys to finance these journeys still requires much pleading with authorities.


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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6208-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3251-2
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