Tag: orbital-maneuver

40 Can you tack against the sun using a solar sail? 2013-07-18T10:45:48.160

33 Is this really Rosetta's orbit around 67P? 2014-08-06T12:58:52.993

32 Why should space probes have to orbit the Earth before being launched at other planets? 2013-11-05T11:18:24.003

32 When the ISS moves, do the astronauts feel it? 2015-09-02T19:22:54.180

31 Could a partial space elevator be practical and useful? 2013-07-17T14:14:40.410

30 How often does ISS require re-boosting to higher orbit? 2015-05-11T12:25:39.520

24 How could a 90 m/s delta-v be enough to commit the space shuttle to landing? 2015-09-16T13:29:41.227

22 How are flight plans calculated? 2013-07-22T07:51:13.887

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

22 How does a spacecraft know that it is in orbit? 2016-07-05T11:53:05.820

19 Delta-V chart mathematics 2013-09-20T11:49:25.293

18 How did NASA Conclude that the General Theory of Relativity was not Needed for Earth-Moon Flight Path Computation? 2015-03-19T13:13:58.400

17 What prompted Lovell on Apollo 8 to announce "there is a Santa Claus"? 2015-12-17T20:16:30.813

16 Is the ideal transfer between two arbitrary planar orbits always a bi-tangential ellipse? 2016-07-01T16:00:16.650

14 How does the gravity of a massive non-spherical object act on things around it? 2013-09-13T09:09:59.953

14 Does a mission to Venus orbit require less propellant than a similar mission to Mars? 2013-09-25T11:41:31.800

14 Can I get higher with Space Junk? 2013-10-04T17:46:33.837

13 What range of orbital elements was available for the Space Shuttle? 2013-08-13T17:25:03.917

13 How to calculate delta-v required for a planet-to-planet Hohmann transfer? 2013-08-20T07:55:11.173

12 Why did the recent Sirius FM6 launch use such a high inclination? 2013-10-25T18:40:05.850

12 How will the ion thruster powered Dawn spacecraft enter orbit around Ceres? 2015-01-04T14:22:59.787

12 Transfer between elliptical orbits 2016-01-21T12:58:19.523

11 How much adjustment of position is required when making long flights through the solar system? 2013-07-16T21:27:28.817

11 Are there any remaining spacecraft that can retrieve objects from Earth orbit? 2013-12-10T09:05:51.280

11 How do orbital boosts affect the structural integrity of the ISS? 2017-02-17T04:40:43.633

10 How is space assigned for satellites that follow intersecting orbits? 2014-06-27T01:59:14.377

9 Where could you go in a 20km iron asteroid? 2013-07-27T10:32:09.367

9 Cause of ISRO MOM's LAM shutdown during the 4th orbit raising manoeuvre 2014-01-29T04:38:15.160

9 Mars Orbit Upon Intercept 2014-03-28T16:12:46.407

9 Is a braking maneuver more effective at periapsis? 2014-12-04T21:27:19.090

9 Coordination of RCS on Apollo CSM/LM 2016-02-28T17:38:04.000

9 How many orbits will it take for Santa to deliver all the presents? 2016-12-21T22:03:10.553

9 Oberth Effect for non-tangential acceleration 2017-01-16T16:36:49.190

8 What creative orbital maneuvers might I do to save fuel for a geosynchronous spacecraft? 2013-07-16T21:02:28.733

8 Could Earth-lunar flybys be repeated consecutively without the use of propellant? 2013-10-21T02:48:55.760

8 Why are orbit raising maneuvers for Mangalyaan done in the early hours? 2013-11-16T07:29:30.487

8 What is the flight plan to get Gaia in orbit around the Sun–Earth $L_2$ Lagrangian point? 2013-11-26T13:23:05.777

8 Is a manned craft powered by Solar Sail feasible from Earth Orbit to Lunar Orbit 2014-05-30T23:02:16.727

8 Is a lunar Sun-synchronous orbit possible at the "frozen" inclination of 86°? 2014-09-17T20:57:23.127

8 Can a solar sail craft change an orbit's inclination (from polar to equatorial)? 2014-12-09T12:37:38.933

8 Are transfers between two orbits commutative? 2017-01-14T06:16:39.767

7 Cargo delivery from the ISS to Tiangong 2013-09-16T20:56:37.107

7 How are retrograde orbits attained? 2013-11-26T11:36:29.743

7 What are the requirements for $ɣ$ shape flyby? 2014-02-04T04:07:35.673

7 Can spacecraft rendezvous in orbit on planetary missions 2014-11-20T09:41:13.177

7 What is a "Y-Thomson spin"? 2015-02-12T09:59:22.560

7 Can I use Tsiolkovsky's rocket equation in combination with this equation for a Hohmann transfer to find what mass of propellant is needed? 2015-03-31T23:37:28.670

7 Differences between launch injection and transfer orbits for geostationary satellites 2016-01-20T17:00:14.350

7 Unravelling Cassini's "ball of yarn" orbit around Saturn, tabulation of propulsive maneuvers? 2016-12-21T07:05:12.387

7 Multiple solutions to Lambert's problem 2017-04-21T01:58:50.060

7 How to optimize time of ignition for an on-orbit burn and/or coast phase on ascent? 2017-08-06T06:59:24.127

6 Approximately how much fuel will ISRO Mars Orbiter have available when it enter Mars' orbit? 2013-11-04T17:58:55.340

6 What precision is needed for aerocapture? 2014-03-05T15:17:15.273

6 Why do upper stages spin before deploying satellites? 2015-04-25T11:56:17.267

6 Orbital rendezvous with low-thrust engines? 2015-06-21T13:41:23.220

6 What will be "unique" about upcoming SES-9 GTO transfer profile by SpaceX? 2016-02-24T08:21:42.807

6 Which orbital maneuver is currently regarded as the most viable for a human mission to mars? 2016-03-29T16:57:30.240

6 How does bi-elliptic transfer compare to Low Energy transfers / Interplanetary Transfer Network? 2016-04-01T13:02:38.170

6 Why rotate the Falcon 9 2nd stage after deployment? 2016-05-06T09:31:22.633

6 Earth->Mars: Porkchop, departure burn and orbit inclination 2016-05-09T00:54:37.270

6 Is Cassini's 183rd burn; some kind of engine record? 2016-11-29T00:02:45.670

6 How are multiple low orbit communication satellites per launch distributed along an orbital plane for global coverage? 2017-05-13T11:32:56.877

6 ISS achieving lift by using it's solar panels 2017-07-12T23:53:31.630

6 Improvements to script for Finite Burn Trajectory Optimization with MATLAB 2018-01-27T05:17:06.847

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

5 Could upper stages take down space debris as a 2nd mission? 2014-12-18T10:56:14.107

5 How to model a continous burn and recalculate orbit properties post burn 2015-03-11T07:50:52.673

5 Efficiency of Oberth maneuver depending on altitude - is getting the last few kilometers worth it? 2015-06-19T13:59:04.170

5 How could transfers between SEL1&2 and EML Lagrange points be utilized? 2015-07-23T08:36:36.440

5 After a trans-Mars transfer, what is the direction of the rotation of the orbit around Mars? 2015-08-10T14:55:44.977

5 Why would Cassini need to reach 64 degrees inclination before "threading the needle"? 2016-06-26T02:35:03.923

5 Intercepting another satellite 2016-07-21T04:25:48.900

5 Is 45 km unusually close to pass the ISS and deploy a microsatellite without warning? 2016-11-09T02:45:04.443

5 Why do delta-v and delta-v both use the same term? 2017-07-31T05:48:02.057

5 Injection versus insertion 2017-09-06T17:10:11.097

5 What happens to JWST after it runs out of propellant? 2017-10-03T11:37:06.467

4 Oberth effect for Earth vehicles 2014-04-09T15:39:05.400

4 Will the International Space Station's propulsion system be changed to electric propulsion? 2015-02-26T12:51:08.227

4 Optimal turning from equatorial to polar orbit 2015-06-08T15:29:41.227

4 Soyuz TMA-18M ISS rendezvous: expedited 4-orbit vs regular 34-orbit - How does fuel usage compare? 2015-09-02T19:24:51.640

4 Intercepting an object on flyby past Earth? 2015-10-31T13:56:42.663

4 How are satellites deployed into equatorial LEO? 2015-12-27T18:55:07.723

4 How will SES-9 reach geostationary orbit from inclined transfer orbit (from F9 2nd stage) 2016-02-24T16:21:37.657

4 Calculating dV to raise apoapsis at an arbitrary point of an orbit 2016-06-16T06:29:59.427

4 Burn time to raise to an elliptical orbit from an elliptical orbit 2016-08-10T07:07:24.990

4 Save energy in plane changing orbital maneuver 2016-11-23T13:46:45.770

4 JPL Horizons original reference orbit data for Juno - how to retrieve now that it's been updated? 2016-11-27T10:01:59.440

4 What is the closest intentional separation achieved by two satellites? 2016-12-12T07:00:50.027

4 Optimal change of argument of periapsis? 2017-01-26T09:35:24.593

4 Why did STS-32 require 11 major firings of Columbia's maneuvering engines? 2017-02-15T15:21:00.980

4 Lambert's problem solution: optimal transfer time 2017-04-22T06:37:29.007

4 Lowest delta-v maneuver to reverse the direction of a satellite in LEO? 2017-09-01T00:29:58.070

4 Best time to perform an orbital inclination change — during ascent, or once in circular LEO? 2017-11-18T21:46:11.213

3 Falcon 9 1.1 demo flight (flight 6) - Was the second stage burn meant to test deorbit? 2013-10-16T01:37:35.143

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

3 Calculate Delta-V for a Hohmann transfer to a higher orbit 2014-06-02T18:27:44.637

3 Prograde/retrograde vs radial/antiradial burn - why are the former so much more common? 2015-06-25T14:26:48.060

3 How much harder is it to land on the Moon away from the equator and the poles? 2015-06-30T02:02:20.497

3 How can aerobraking be used to enter high orbit without landing? 2015-09-06T10:39:21.227