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I have some old code for a simple interplanetary trajectory solver and thought it would be interesting to try and extend it to incorporate gravity assists as well. Does anyone know of any books/articles that explain the mathematics behind a simple gravity assist solver so that I can attempt to add it into my mission planner?

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  • $\begingroup$ Could you please edit to describe what searches you've done, what have you found so far, and why that didn't help you, so potential answerers know what to focus on more precisely? Otherwise this is answerable with a simple web search, say gravity assist filetype:pdf returns several potentially useful results. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – TildalWave May 11 '15 at 20:04
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    $\begingroup$ physics.stackexchange.com/questions/154854/… $\endgroup$ – userLTK May 11 '15 at 20:26
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Bate's Fundamentals of Astrodynamics is a classic in the field. There are others, but I would start there.

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