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Sample Return Missions

The Last Frontier of Solar System Exploration

  • 1st Edition - May 10, 2021
  • Editor: Andrea Longobardo
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 1 8 3 3 0 - 4
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 1 8 3 3 1 - 1

Sample Return Missions: The Last Frontier of Solar System Exploration examines the discoveries and results obtained from sample return missions of the past, present, and future. I… Read more

Sample Return Missions

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Sample Return Missions: The Last Frontier of Solar System Exploration examines the discoveries and results obtained from sample return missions of the past, present, and future. It analyses the results in the context of the current state of knowledge and their relation to the formation and evolution of planetary bodies, as well as to the available technologies and techniques. It provides detailed descriptions of experimental procedures applied to returned samples.

Beginning with an overview of previous missions, Sample Return Missions then goes on to provide an overview of facilities throughout the world used to analyze the returned samples. Finally, it addresses techniques for collection, transport, and analysis of the samples, with an additional focus on lessons learned and future perspectives. Providing an in-depth examination of a variety of missions, with both scientific and engineering implications, this book is an important resource for the planetary science community, as well as the experimentalist and engineering communities.