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The planet Saturn (1970)The present-day knowledge on Saturn and its environment are described for designers of spacecraft which are to encounter and investigate the planet. The discussion includes physical properties of the planet, gravitational field, magnetic and electric fields, electromagnetic radiation, satellites and meteoroids, the ring system, charged particles, atmospheric composition and structure, and clouds and atmospheric motions. The environmental factors which have pertinence to spacecraft design criteria are also discussed.
Document ID
19720022190
Document Type
Special Publication (SP)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1972
Subject Category
SPACE SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
NASA-SP-8091
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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