The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job By Emily Lakdawalla
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 408 Pages | ISBN : 3319681443 | 57.86 MB
This book describes the most complex machine ever sent to another planet: Curiosity. It is a one-ton robot with two brains, seventeen cameras, six wheels, nuclear power, and a laser beam on its head. No one human understands how all of its systems and instruments work. This essential reference to the Curiosity mission explains the engineering behind every system on the rover, from its rocket-powered jetpack to its radioisotope thermoelectric generator to its fiendishly complex sample handling system.