When a probe like Voyager 1 is sent into deep space they are able to point the camera at the planet and its moons and take pictures. How is the camera pointed at the object? Is the camera fixed to ...
How are interplanetary trajectories that involve gravity assist maneuvers found? Examples: the MESSENGER spacecraft made flybys of Earth, Venus, and Mercury before getting into orbit the Juno ...
The Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft launched in 1977 with Plutonium as their source of electricity. 34 years later they claim these two spacecraft have enough power to last them until at least 2020. That ...