Russian Planetary Exploration: History, Development, Legacy And Prospects (Springer Praxis Books)
Russian Planetary Exploration: History, Development, Legacy and Prospects (Springer Praxis Books)
Illustrated with photographs from Soviet Venus and Mars probes, images of spacecraft, diagrams of flight paths and maps of landing sites, this book draws on published scientific papers, archives, memoirs and other material. The text reviews Soviet engineering techniques and science packages, as well the difficulties which ruined several missions. The program’s scientific and engineering legacy is also addressed, within the Soviet space effort as a whole.
From the reviews:
"Brian Harvey … has produced an excellent work in this latest volume. … Russian Planetary Exploration: History, Development, Legacy and Prospects, an equally good account of Soviet/Russian planetary exploration. … Anyone with an interest in the history of Soviet/Russian space activities would find … illuminating and rewarding." (Liftoff, Issue 239, 2007)