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Entry-probe studies of the atmospheres of earth, Mars, and Venus - A review (Von Karman Lecture)This paper overviews the history (since 1963) of the exploration of planetary atmospheres by use of entry probes. The techniques used to measure the compositions of the atmospheres of the earth, Mars, and Venus are described together with the key results obtained. Attention is also given to the atmosphere-structure experiment aboard the Galileo Mission, launched on October 17, 1989 and now under way on its 6-yr trip to Jupiter, and to future experiments.
Document ID
19900035206
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Seiff, Alvin (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field; San Jose State University Foundation, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 90-0765
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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