MissionsWhat we'll learn in this section
Topic 11 – Exploring the Solar System11.26 - Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the major types of space probe:
11.27 - Know an example of each type of space probe, including target body and major discoveries, including:
a) fly-by – New Horizons (Outer Solar System)
b) orbiter – Juno (Jupiter) or Dawn (asteroids Vesta and Ceres)
c) impactor – Deep Impact (comet Tempel 1)
d) lander – Philae (comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko)
11.28 - Understand that a space probe must reach the Earth’s escape velocity, the energy requirements of which can be met only by the use of rockets
11.29 - Understand the advantages and disadvantages of direct observation via manned missions
11.30 - Understand the main features of the Apollo programme to land astronauts on the Moon
Topic 9 – Exploring the Moon9.4 - Understand that a spacecraft traveling to the Moon must reach the Earth’s escape velocity, the energy requirements of which can be met only by the use of rockets
In this section you will learn about different types of space missions.
At the end of this section take the mini quiz to test yourself.