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NASA"s Mission to Planet Earth program

hearing before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, May 16, 1996.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space.

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Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Office of Mission to Planet Earth,
    • United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
    • Space Shuttle Program (U.S.) -- Appropriations and expenditures,
    • Climatic changes -- Research -- United States,
    • Earth resources technology satellites,
    • Earth sciences -- Remote sensing,
    • Earth sciences and state -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 104-575
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .C697 1996f
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 69 p. ;
      Number of Pages69
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL724787M
      ISBN 100160535476
      LC Control Number97112715
      OCLC/WorldCa35922842

        Reference Books on Mercury; Missions to Mercury Current and Past Missions. Mariner 10 - NASA Flyby Mission to Venus and Mercury () MESSENGER - NASA Orbiter to Mercury () BepiColombo - ESA/JAXA Orbiter Mission to Mercury () Data. Images of Mercury (Catalog of Spaceborne Imaging) Images of Mercury (NSSDCA Photo Gallery).   Missions. Planetary Protection requirements are specific to the type of mission and explored planetary bodies. Accordingly, NASA assigns each mission a Planetary Protection Category based on the type of planned encounter (e.g., flyby, orbiter or lander) and the type of planetary bodies that are encountered and explored during the mission (e.g., planet, moon, comet or asteroid).

      In , when Dawn went into orbit around Ceres, a dwarf planet that is also the largest world in the asteroid belt, the mission became the first to visit a dwarf planet and go into orbit around two destinations beyond Earth. Among its accomplishments, Dawn showed how important location was to the way objects in the early solar system formed. Get this from a library! NASA Mission to Planet Earth program: hearing before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, J [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

      NASA's contribution - Mission to Planet Earth - is anchored by an Earth Observing System consisting of orbiting satellites for observations of the land surface, biosphere, atmosphere, and oceans. Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed reconnaissance of Jupiter’s moon, Europa. NASA’s Europa Clipper will determine if this ocean world has environments suitable for life to exist.


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