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The Design and Engineering of Curiosity

Author: Emily Lakdawalla

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319681443

Category: Science

Page: 395

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This book describes the most complex machine ever sent to another planet: Curiosity. It is a one-ton robot with two brains, seventeen cameras, six wheels, nuclear power, and a laser beam on its head. No one human understands how all of its systems and instruments work. This essential reference to the Curiosity mission explains the engineering behind every system on the rover, from its rocket-powered jetpack to its radioisotope thermoelectric generator to its fiendishly complex sample handling system. Its lavishly illustrated text explains how all the instruments work -- its cameras, spectrometers, sample-cooking oven, and weather station -- and describes the instruments' abilities and limitations. It tells you how the systems have functioned on Mars, and how scientists and engineers have worked around problems developed on a faraway planet: holey wheels and broken focus lasers. And it explains the grueling mission operations schedule that keeps the rover working day in and day out.
The Design and Engineering of Curiosity
Language: en
Pages: 395
Authors: Emily Lakdawalla
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-07 - Publisher: Springer

This book describes the most complex machine ever sent to another planet: Curiosity. It is a one-ton robot with two brains, seventeen cameras, six wheels, nuclear power, and a laser beam on its head. No one human understands how all of its systems and instruments work. This essential reference to
The Sirens of Mars
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Sarah Stewart Johnson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-07 - Publisher: Crown

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Language: en
Pages: 604
Authors: Angelo Carpi, C. A. Brebbia
Categories: Design
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: WIT Press

With the onward march of science and technology, and the continuing quest for improvement, there is a growing curiosity about the world around us. Close examination of structures in nature can be rewarding and surprising Nature has shown an extraordinary capacity to develop dynamic structures and systems over many millions
Mars Rover Curiosity
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Rob Manning, William L. Simon
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-07 - Publisher: Smithsonian Books

The firsthand account of the trials and tribulations of engineering one of the most complex pieces of space technology, the Mars Rover Curiosity, by its chief engineer Rob Manning In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of
Engineering Design and Analysis in the Art of Wayang Kulit
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Gea O.F Parikesit, Indraswari Kusumaningtyas
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-29 - Publisher: UGM PRESS

This book is divided into three main parts and an epilogue. The first part of the book provides a context for the readers to understand the underlying background of our work. Chapter 1 gives a brief overview about wayang kulit, whereas second chapter introduces the field of digital humanities that