The New Horizons mission is the first spacecraft to reconnoitre the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper belt. This pioneering mission explores the outer edge of the solar system, arguably the last frontier of planetary exploration. This book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload and data products in articles written by the scientists and engineers most closely involved. This mission has the potential of revolutionizing our understanding of the formation of the solar system. It is of interest to all research scientists, graduate students, and educated laymen who are interested in the exploration of the solar system.
Foreword / C.T. Russell -- The New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt Mission: an overview with historical context / S. Alan Stern -- The New Horizons spacecraft / Glen H. Fountain ... [et al.] -- New Horizons mission design / Yanping Guo and Robert W. Farquhar -- Overview of the New Horizons science payload / H.A. Weaver ... [et al.] -- New Horizons: anticipated scientific investigations at the Pluto System / Leslie A. Young ... [et al.] -- Ralph: a visible/infrared imager for the New Horizons Pluto/Kuiper Belt Mission / Dennis C. Reuter ... [et al.] -- ALICE: the ultraviolet imaging spectrograph aboard the New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission / S. Alan Stern ... [et al.] -- Long-range reconnaissance imager on New Horizons / A.F. Cheng ... [et al.] -- The New Horizons Radio science Experiment (REX) / G.L. Tyler ... [et al.] -- The Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrument aboard New Horizons / D. McComas ... [et al.] -- The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation (PEPSSI) on the New Horizons Mission / Ralph L. ... [et al.] -- The Student Dust Counter on the New Horizons Mission / M. Hor??nyi ... [et al.].
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Number Of Pages: 406
Published: 1st January 2009