Questions tagged [orbital-resonance]

Questions regarding how orbits related by simple fractions interact.

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Does the shape of Cruithne's orbit change within one period?

The question Why not explore Cruithne? includes the GIF below. I've extracted two frames and extracted the red pixels of Cruithne's orbit where ...
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Is the Parker Solar Probe's semimajor axis being so close to that of Mercury's just coincidence? Does it help somehow?

Parker Solar Probe will end up in it's Sun-kissing orbit though a series of Venus flyby's, which roughly pins Parker's aphelion at Venus's semimajor axis or about 108 million km. Its final perihelion ...
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TESS orbit and moon resonance

On April 17, SpaceX will launch TESS satellite. Satellite description: The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned telescope for NASA'S explorer progra. designed to search for ...
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Saturn's Pan and Prometheus orbital resonance

Is it possible for a small object (such as a manned capsule) to realize a maneuver using the orbital resonance influence of Saturn's moons Pan and Prometheus?
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What (actually) is a 1:1 resonance, and is 2016 HO3 in one with the Earth?

In my question How was Earth's "quasi-satellite" 2016 HO3 "first spotted" and it's orbit determined? I link to two videos of simulations of views of 2016 HO3's orbit seen in two ...
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