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Samara Probe For Remote ImagingImaging probe descends through atmosphere of planet, obtaining images of ground surface as it travels. Released from aircraft over Earth or from spacecraft over another planet. Body and single wing shaped like samara - winged seed like those of maple trees. Rotates as descends, providing panoramic view of terrain below. Radio image obtained by video camera to aircraft or spacecraft overhead.
Document ID
19890000054
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Burke, James D. (Caltech)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
Report/Patent Number
NPO-17390
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.