the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)
This web site is an interactive tutorial designed to provide a broad-scope exploration of the concepts associated with aeronautics and interplanetary space flight. It is appropriate for students and instructors of high school and lower undergraduate levels. The resource offers a large scope of materials, but limited depth, with links to additional information for users interested in delving more deeply. Also included are interactive quizzes to self-test understanding.
The content of the material begins with an introduction to the solar system, trajectories, and planetary orbits. Section II explores the technology behind onboard instruments and navigation. The final section discusses the operations involved in launch and cruise.
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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
DSN, Galileo Heavy Ion Counter, Mars Exploration, NASA Deep Space Network, Viking mission, Voyager mission, deep-space exploration, infrared, infrared radiometry, jet propulsion, mass spectrometer, optical navigation, particle detector, photometry, planetary motion, solar system, space exploration, x-ray imaging
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January 28, 2004
by Patricia Monahan
<a href="http://www.thephysicsfront.org/items/detail.cfm?ID=887">Doody, Dave. NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Basics of Space Flight. Edited by Diane Fisher. Pasadena: NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), May 27, 2008.</a>
Doody, Dave. NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Basics of Space Flight. Edited by Diane Fisher. Pasadena: NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), May 27, 2008. http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/index.php (accessed 30 October 2014).
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