orbital mechanics

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Related to orbital mechanics: celestial mechanics
the principles governing the motion of bodies in orbit around other bodies under gravitational influence, such as artificial Earth satellites.

See also: Mechanics

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This got Ramos interested in how orbital mechanics worked.
NASA and (https://www.spacex.com/) SpaceX originally scheduled the launch of the (https://www.ibtimes.com/spacex-dragon-launch-pushed-may-after-crew-dragon-explosion-2788628) Dragon cargo on April 26, which had been moved from Tuesday, April 20 due to the station and orbital mechanics.
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I will also be discussing some basic orbital mechanics addressing the timing of when and how missions can be launched to Mars, the selection process for Mars landing sites, the effects of space travel on the human body and why space exploration is important for our future," he said.
Since commercial spaceflight has yet to launch humans into space, Aurora Station visitors will have three months of training, which would begin with online courses to better understand "basic spaceflight, orbital mechanics, and pressurized environments in space," officials told Bloomberg.
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Johnson later helped calculate the orbital mechanics of Apollo missions and early Space Shuttle flights until her retirement in 1986.
In this case, the home-building exercise is to "take a planet and select its characteristics" from orbital mechanics to topographical details.
It also serves as an introduction to basic orbital mechanics and features an interesting history of the scientific discoveries made since the late eighteenth century concerning the Solar System's material bodies.
"Stephenson's descriptions of hastily constructed habitats and rocket ships are easy to visualize, an his crisp narration and deadpan humor render the counterintuitive orbital mechanics that are crucial to his storyline entertaining as well as comprehensible.