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3D printer will be lunched into orbit to manufacture and assemble a large and complex structure

Soon the space companies could begin in-orbit manufacturing and assembly of communications satellite reflectors or other large structures, according to Made in Space, the Silicon Valley startup that sent the first 3D printer to the International Space Station in 2014. … Continue reading

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The Gauss Problem

  Interplanetary flight:  1) Introduction 2) Heliocentric Transfer Orbit 3) The Gauss Problem 4) Determining Orbital Elements 5) Hyperbolic Departure and Approach 6) Gravitational Assist   On New Year’s Day 1801, Giuseppe Piazzi of Italy observed for the first time an object that turned out to … Continue reading

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Heliocentric Transfer Orbit

  Interplanetary flight:  1) Introduction 2) Heliocentric Transfer Orbit 3) The Gauss Problem 4) Determining Orbital Elements 5) Hyperbolic Departure and Approach 6) Gravitational Assist   For transfers to most of the planets, we may initially consider that the planetary orbits are both circular and coplanar. … Continue reading

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Orbit Maneuvers

      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 … Continue reading

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Orbit Perturbations

      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 … Continue reading

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Position in an Elliptical Orbit

           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 … Continue reading

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Launch of a Space Vehicle

           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 … Continue reading

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Motions of Planets and Satellites

             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 … Continue reading

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Orbital Elements

           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 … Continue reading

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