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as·tro·dy·nam·ics

 (ăs′trō-dī-năm′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The dynamics of natural and human-made bodies in outer space.

as′tro·dy·nam′ic adj.

astrodynamics

(ˌæstrəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks)
n
1. (General Physics) (functioning as singular) the study of the motion of natural and artificial bodies in space
2. (Astronomy) (functioning as singular) the study of the motion of natural and artificial bodies in space
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Noun1.astrodynamics - the branch of astronomy that studies the motion of natural and artificial bodies in spaceastrodynamics - the branch of astronomy that studies the motion of natural and artificial bodies in space
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Translations
mécanique spatiale
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Among the discussions are dynamical systems and trajectory design, orbital dynamics and estimation, launch and reentry operations, asteroid and cometary missions, attitude determination and sensors, low-thrust trajectory design, astrodynamic innovation and data sharing, small body proximity operations, spacecraft guidance and control, astrodynamics techniques, CubeSat and NanoSat missions, flight mechanics aspects of the LADEE Mission, attitude dynamics and control, orbit determination, and dynamics and control of large space structures and tethers.
According to Continuing Kepler's Quest: Assessing Air Force Space Command's Astrodynamics Standards, "The committee [for the Assessment of the US Air Force's Astrodynamic Standards] believes that the primary limitation in the current system for objects not experiencing significant drag is not the accuracy of the algorithms, but rather the quantity and the quality of the sensor tracking data.
50) For example, the US military is still using decades-old astrodynamic techniques to create element sets, mainly because the costs to redesign and recertify its operational systems would be enormous.