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Gravity Assist Maneuvers

  • Robin BiesbroekEmail author
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

We have seen what it takes, in terms of energy and transfer time, to reach another planet from Earth. However we have also seen that for many planets, in particular Mercury and the outer planets, the energy levels are too high to reach for current launchers. In this chapter we take a closer look at the concept of gravity assist maneuvers, and what the impact is on the transfer energy.

Keywords

Direct Transfer Outer Planet Resonant Orbit Gravity Assist Full Revolution 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESTEC/TEC-SYENoordwijkThe Netherlands

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