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Questions tagged [orbital-mechanics]

Orbital mechanics or astrodynamics is the application of ballistics and celestial mechanics to the practical problems concerning the motion of rockets and other spacecraft.


Determining the spacecraft position vector with respect to ICRF frame for Venus flyby

For an interplanetary mission design to Saturn, I have considered doing multiple gravity assists starting with Venus. I am using the JPL Horizons ephemeris and ESA Lambert Solver. I have the ...