Project VESTA, exploratory mission to the asteroids : Scientific objectives and technical specifications
- Sep 1, 1985.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- The VESTA project, a Franco-Soviet collaboration, is described. The VESTA probe will be launched and will pass through the asteroid belts before encountering comets. The probe will be an autonomous vehicle. The scientific objectives are to obtaining information on asteroids, comets, solar system formation, meteorites and other sources of extraterrestrial material. The surface morphology, mineral composition and internal structure of asteroids will be studied.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19860000712., Accession ID: 86N10179., NASA-TM-77669., and NAS 1.15:77669.
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