Planetary Radio Interferometry and Doppler Experiment (PRIDE) for radio occultation studies: A Venus Express test case

Tatiana Bocanegra Bahamon

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Abstract

The thesis that you are about to read deals with the implementation of a technique to study atmospheres of planets or moons in the Solar System. We use radio telescopes on Earth to track spacecraft that are orbiting planets, and use the signal the spacecraft emits, as it crosses the planet’s atmosphere, to investigate its physical characteristics. Amazing, isn’t it? Often, we get lost in our daily routines and we lose sight of the overall picture. We forget how truly astounding the experiments we are able to undertake are, using the universe as our lab. I feel very privileged to have been able to do this as part of the work that led to this dissertation.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Vermeersen, L.L.A., Supervisor
  • Gurvits, L., Supervisor
Award date19 Mar 2019
Print ISBNs978-94-6375-341-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Doppler and VLBI spacecraft tracking
  • planetary missions
  • radio science applications
  • radio occultation
  • planetary atmospheres

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