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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Space Exploration – Past, Present and Future

Bellan, Josette (1993) The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Space Exploration – Past, Present and Future. In: Collection of Papers of the 33rd Israel Annual Conference on Aviation and Astronautics. Israel Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics , pp. 1-26. ISBN 946213646.

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The most recent scientific results from space exploration carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are discussed. To understand these results, a brief background of JPL’s history is presented, followed by a description of the Deep Space Network, JPL’s system of antennas which communicates with spacecraft. The results from the missions of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are described. The atmosphere, rings, satellites and magnetospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are discussed with particular emphasis on novelty of the discoveries and the challenges encountered in explaining them. A brief discussion of the impact of spray research upon space exploration follows. This is because most recently launched missions used liquid fueled rockets to escape Earth’s gravity. A summary of future missions and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s new policies is presented in the conclusion.

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Additional Information:© 1993 Israel Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The work described in this paper was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The information presented here was provided by the JPL Public Information Office through their science summaries. However, opinions presented in this manuscript are only those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of JPL.
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