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Anatomy of a Space Probe

  • Michel van Pelt

Abstract

Robotic space probes usually do not look like people or animals. Rather than resembling the human-looking science fiction movie robots C3PO and Data, they have more in common with the squat, cylindrical R2D2. Like this famous robot from Star Wars, our spacecraft normally do not sport arms, legs, eyes and ears as we do, but they nevertheless function very well in their own special environment.

Keywords

Solar Cell Space Probe Rocket Engine Solar Array Star Tracker 
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© Praxis Publishing, Ltd. 2007

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  • Michel van Pelt

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