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JPL Space Science & Technology Book Series

JPL Space Science & Technology Series
Joseph H. Yuen, Editor-in-Chief


The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Space Science and Technology Series broadens the range of the ongoing JPL Deep Space Communications and Navigation Series to include disciplines other than communications and navigation in which JPL has made important contributions. The books are authored by scientists and engineers with many years of experience in their respective fields, and lay a foundation for innovation by communicating stateof- the-art knowledge in key technologies. The series also captures fundamental principles and practices developed during decades of space exploration at JPL, and celebrates the successes achieved. These books will serve to guide a new generation of scientists and engineers.


We would like to thank the Office of the Chief Scientist and Chief Technologist for their encouragement and support. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the support of Thomas A. Prince, former JPL Chief Scientist; Erik K. Antonsson, former JPL Chief Technologist; Daniel J. McCleese, JPL Chief Scientist; and Paul E. Dimotakis, JPL Chief Technologist.


*Hard copies of the JPL Space Science and Technology books are published by John Wiley & Sons.


Volume 1
  Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion: Ion and Hall Thrusters
    Dan M. Goebel (About the Author)
Ira Katz (About the Author)
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Volume 2
  Synthetic Aperture Radar Polarimetry
    Jakob Van Zyl (About the Author)
Yunjin Kim (About the Author)
    Full Version (pdf - 10.8 MB)
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Volume 3
  Guide to Mitigating Spacecraft Charging Effects
    Henry B. Garrett (About the Author)
Albert C. Whittlesey (About the Author)
    Full Version (pdf - 4.97 MB)
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