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How Fast Does Gravity Travel?

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Weigh a Star With Gravity

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Basic Constants

Mathematical Constants 3.141592653589793 e 2.718281828459045 Physical Constants Speed of light (c) 299,792,458 m/s Constant of gravitation (G) 6.67259×10-11 N-m2/kg2 Universal gas constant (R) 8,314.510 N-m/kmol-K Stefan-Boltzmann constant (s) 5.6704×10-8 W/m2-K4 Acceleration of gravity (g) 9.80665 m/s2 Standard atmosphere, sea level … Continue reading

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Gravitational Assist

  Interplanetary flight:  1) Introduction 2) Heliocentric Transfer Orbit 3) The Gauss Problem 4) Determining Orbital Elements 5) Hyperbolic Departure and Approach 6) Gravitational Assist   In planning certain types of trajectories of spacecraft within the solar system, engineers rely on a technique called gravitational assist … Continue reading

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Uniform Circular Motion

Orbit Meccanics: 1)    Conic Sections 2)    Orbital Elements 3)    Types of Orbits 4)    Newton’s Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation 5)    Uniform Circular Motion 6)    Motions of Planets and Satellites 7)    Launch of a Space Vehicle 8)    Position in an … Continue reading

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