Unmanned scientific exploration throughout the solar system

@article{Hunter1967UnmannedSE,
  title={Unmanned scientific exploration throughout the solar system},
  author={Maxwell W. Hunter},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={1967},
  volume={6},
  pages={601-654}
}
  • M. Hunter
  • Published 1 March 1967
  • Physics, Geology
  • Space Science Reviews
Velocity requirements for scientific probe vehicles operating throughout the entire solar system are presented. Both direct flights and those using planetary swingby modes are considered. Launch-vehicle and payload sizes necessary to perform useful scientific missions are examined. Scientific investigation of the solar system is shown to be much less difficult than is commonly believed. 
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