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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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Here is a great GIF showing what it looks like (I modified to speed it up), From this archived page: You can see that the rotating reference frame view is the same as the inertial. I was trying to …
answered Mar 27 '18 by Mark Omo
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You can find a ton of information by looking in the "General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) Mathematical Specifications" (located at <GMAT installation directory>\<version>\docs\GMATMathSpec.pdf, or fin …
answered Oct 10 '18 by Mark Omo
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I spoke to Mike Lammers, the Flight Director for the ISS and asked him about the mass uncertainty of the ISS; he mentioned that it is ±5000kg or about 1% of the total mass of 411,000kg. Most of the …
answered Aug 27 '18 by Mark Omo