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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.

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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 ...