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Cassini Huygens Owners Workshop Manual
rlorenz
post Jan 20 2017, 08:44 PM
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I recently sent back to the publisher the proofs on my Haynes Owners' Workshop Manual on Cassini-Huygens.
It should be out at the end of April, just around Cassini's last Titan encounter.


Hardback 196 pages, 325 images many of which have not been seen in public before.
The book covers the origins of Cassini, details of the hardware of Huygens, Cassini and their science instruments,
and the special testing needed for them. It portrays how they were integrated at KSC with the radioisotope
power source and the Titan IV-Centaur launch vehicle, and describes how the trajectory around Saturn was
designed, and how the thousands of science observations were planned. There's a little on results from the
mission, as well as a review of some of the exotic future mission concepts that have been proposed. I think
a valuable element included is treatment of some of the challenges and fixes, like Huygens' radio relay, the
failure of Cassini's propulsion system pressure regulator just after launch, trouble with Cassini's reaction wheels,
and so on.

Amazon.com lists it at $36. I hope it might be of interest to many UMSF readers.

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post Jan 25 2017, 10:21 PM
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Awesome news, Ralph! Can't wait to read it smile.gif


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post Apr 6 2017, 05:50 AM
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QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jan 25 2017, 05:21 PM) *
Awesome news, Ralph! Can't wait to read it smile.gif


The wait is over (in the UK, at least - the Haynes website lists publication as April 2, and Amazon.co.uk are shipping as of tomorrow). Although you *could* buy it from a UK seller and get it shipped, the official publication data in the USA is 17 May...
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post Jun 13 2017, 11:24 AM
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QUOTE (rlorenz @ Apr 6 2017, 12:50 AM) *
The wait is over (in the UK, at least - the Haynes website lists publication as April 2, and Amazon.co.uk are shipping as of tomorrow). Although you *could* buy it from a UK seller and get it shipped, the official publication data in the USA is 17 May...


I believe Amazon.com in the USA now has stock and is shipping. Although publication was officially 17 May, it seems there was some logistic issue at the printers in Malaysia, so direct Amazon.com orders were held up (but some sellers on amazon.com were shipping stock from the uk)
I've no idea how common an issue this is with amazon (or Haynes, or anyone else) - sorry if your copies were held up, nothing I could do.

There are a few reviews of the book on the amazon.co.uk website, reception seems generally to have been favorable
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