This book reviews the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) small spacecraft technology development. Included are assessments of NASA's technology priorities for relevance to small spacecraft and identification of technology gaps and overlaps. The volume also examines the small spacecraft technology programs of other government agencies and assesses technology efforts in industry.For example, the NASA Mars Pathfinder project scheduled for launch in 1996 will employ an innovative microrover (termed aquot;Rockyaquot;) ... instruments and of micromanipulators with capabilities similar to Flight Telerobotic Servicer-class systems and suitable for use in small ... Small, capable stereo-vision systems do not exist.
|Title||:||Technology for Small Spacecraft|
|Author||:||Panel on Small Spacecraft Technology, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1994-01-15|