Soviet and Russian Lunar Exploration

Recent landings on Mars use, essentially, the very techniques developed by Russia to land on and explore the moon in the 1960s and 1970s. As an acknowledged expert and author of several books on the Soviet and Russian space programme, Brian Harvey is ideally suited to cover not only the engineering...

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Main Author: Harvey, Brian
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2007, 2007
Edition:1st ed. 2007
Series:Space Exploration
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Origins of the Soviet lunar programme
  • The first moon probes
  • Planning the lunar landing
  • The soft- landers and orbiters
  • The first cosmonauts to the moon
  • Around the moon
  • Samplers, rovers and orbiters
  • Return to the moon
  • List of all Soviet moon probes (and related missions)
  • Bibliographical note and bibliography