Tag: gravity-assist

41 Why did Voyager 2 receive a gravitational slowdown (as opposed to a slingshot) at Neptune? 2015-07-24T03:41:39.353

33 What is the feasibility of launching a probe to Sedna? 2014-02-01T19:53:08.650

22 How can I intuitively understand gravity assists? 2015-06-12T07:58:31.597

19 Could the sun be used as a gravity assist outside the solar system (with current tech)? 2013-07-29T20:31:33.527

18 Can we set up an orbiting transporter between Earth and the Moon? 2018-01-23T18:41:35.393

16 What probe received the most gravitational assists? 2013-09-07T14:44:20.823

15 Gravity assist for manned travel 2013-07-31T19:26:17.670

15 Did the Pluto flyby give New Horizons any significant gravitational boost? 2015-07-20T22:44:13.313

15 When are there launch windows to Neptune via Jupiter? 2017-08-29T15:37:17.330

14 What software can be used to determine deep-space trajectories? 2014-02-11T15:27:24.653

14 How much delta-v can we squeeze out of a gravitational slingshot and what factors limit it? 2014-12-25T18:56:15.740

14 What pushes a spacecraft during a flyby? 2015-07-06T14:42:27.570

14 How much longer would New Horizons take to reach Pluto without the Jupiter slingshot? 2017-10-12T21:01:14.993

12 Has Luna been used for gravity assist for interplanetary probes? 2014-03-18T14:34:26.097

11 What does the BackFlip lunar cycler do in its pass by Earth? 2014-03-05T04:03:59.427

10 Why Earth flybys? 2013-11-14T14:26:38.047

10 What's the best flightpath to get to Sedna by 2076? 2014-03-15T13:31:44.197

10 Gravity Assist braking 2014-12-04T16:33:53.823

9 Good year for start of an interstellar mission, due to gravity-assist 2015-01-05T17:34:35.663

8 Could Cassini crash land on Mercury? 2013-08-30T17:18:23.857

8 Can New Horizons be turned into an orbiter for the Pluto system? 2014-05-29T03:40:59.190

8 To what extent could a single Triton flyby slow down a direct Hohmann transfer to Neptune for NOI? 2014-12-20T04:51:52.410

8 When will 3 outer planets line up for a flyby mission next time? 2015-04-02T11:05:03.033

8 How are gravity assists conceived? 2015-07-18T16:40:47.770

8 What is the effect of gravity slingshots around Earth on Earth's rotation and orbit time, and is this effect worth considering? 2015-09-21T14:42:24.710

8 Could Starman get ejected from the Solar System? 2018-02-10T03:39:18.410

7 What are the practical limitations of gravitational assists? 2014-02-03T13:16:32.910

7 Is it possible to leave the Solar System by repeatedly using gravity assists from the Earth? 2016-07-06T09:45:19.903

6 What is the maximum number of gravity assists that a spacecraft can use in our Solar System? 2015-06-04T03:42:55.053

6 What are the disadvantages of gravity flyby assist? 2017-07-17T11:58:11.537

6 Could we use the moon for a slingshot effect? 2017-08-20T15:05:13.187

6 How do we come up with the gravity assist (or slingshot) formula? 2017-10-07T09:51:23.223

6 Can we speed up spacecraft to suitable interstellar travel speed using oscillating gravity assists on planets on opposite sides of the solar system? 2017-11-06T15:35:31.087

5 What is a gravitational slingshot? 2013-08-04T09:24:31.980

5 Could the length of a craft affect it adversely during aero-breaking or gravity assist? 2014-03-09T14:58:26.067

5 Does the Oberth effect motivate complementing ion electric propulsion with chemical rocketry? 2014-12-17T17:46:00.167

5 Why didn't New Horizon use Mars as a gravity assist like it did Jupiter? 2015-07-15T17:28:51.777

5 How can Sun-Jupiter Lagrangian points be used by flyby probes? 2015-08-05T08:33:26.473

5 What are the gravitational assist effects on the inclination of a probe's trajectory, from passing by Jupiter at different latitudes? 2016-02-11T13:37:40.827

5 Multiple Gravity Assist from Moon to reach Mars 2016-04-11T22:34:42.323

4 How accurate can near earth asteroids be tracked? 2016-11-05T13:51:47.183

4 Can we significantly reduce entry velocity with this method by airbraking alone for interplanetary travel? 2017-02-08T05:36:43.217

4 Is it profitable to save fuel for the Oberth effect during a Jupiter gravity assist? 2017-04-06T10:41:07.537

4 Estimate of effectiveness of gravity turn compared to vertical flight 2017-10-16T19:01:23.437

3 Could another celestial body make a bi-elliptic transfer significantly more efficient? 2014-03-07T00:14:15.330

3 Mathematics of Gravity Assists 2015-05-11T19:45:48.720

3 Gravitational assists from bodies other than planets 2016-10-19T18:01:34.643

3 Is the fastest way to Mars a solar flyby? 2016-11-04T18:14:34.433

3 How close to Jupiter does a spacecraft need to get in order to gain maximum gravity assist and Oberth effect bonus for leaving the Solar System? 2017-02-13T12:57:15.710

3 Isn't the escape velocity for the solar system at the Earth 42.1 km/s? Then why does the graph show 36 km/s for the same value? Is the plot wrong? 2017-08-02T10:44:33.137

2 How could Mercury be used as a gravity sling to the outer planets? 2014-03-24T09:46:31.430

2 Why can't cubesats get gravity assists from space junk in Low Earth Orbit? 2015-08-17T15:52:37.937

2 Limitations of gravitational assist flybys 2015-08-17T18:27:14.810

2 Could momentum transfer be practical (e.g., for orbital insertion at Pluto)? 2016-07-04T15:01:27.440

2 Calculating spacecraft thrust manoeuvres with JPL data 2018-03-03T22:39:57.297

1 Can a gravity assist maneuver be performed around the Sun for a spacecraft that departed from the Earth? 2013-09-24T18:55:09.037

1 How can I obtain the parameters related to launch of Delta 4 Medium? 2015-04-13T08:31:36.720

1 Repeated slingshot encounters with the same planet 2015-12-26T03:59:32.983

1 Gravity assist and the terrestrial analogy: why does the velocity double? 2016-01-21T21:43:30.310

1 How slingshot is used to increase the speed of Juno 2016-08-07T06:34:37.573

1 Why use the term "gravitational slingshot"? 2016-09-03T06:22:11.920

1 Is there a way to get the angle of approach of a spacecraft with respect to a planet velocity vector? 2017-04-08T20:42:17.330

1 Is gravity assist provided by black hole as shown in Interstellar possible? 2017-07-15T19:14:29.840

1 How to gain speed in space? 2017-08-27T09:33:41.257

1 Does a Titan flyby guarantee that a spacecraft can escape Saturn? 2017-08-29T15:53:00.467

1 Would it be possible to go beyond Jupiter without making any slingshot? 2017-10-12T02:38:53.747

0 Could friction heat from aerobraking be used to power propulsion? 2016-02-04T13:45:50.797

0 For what reasons are gravity assists used? What objects can be visited without such measures? 2016-02-05T07:31:03.473

-1 Why is Osiris-REx using an Earth flyby gravity assist? 2016-10-27T01:16:19.710