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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. For the movements of celestial bodies, see [celestial-mechanics].

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I just want to add that the relativistic correction term mentioned in the answer by uhoh, which is the "post-Newtonian expansion" at the "1PN" level, approximate relativistic effects by introducing a …
answered May 19 by Agerhell
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I am not to familiar with rocket equations but I know that if you combine special relativity with classical mechanics you get "c" as a speed limit. Basically the closer you get to "c" the more you inc …
asked May 13 by Agerhell
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From the documentation ”Formulation for Observed and Computed Values of Deep Space Network Data Types for Navigation ” expression 4-61 on page 4-42 it can be seen that JPL uses the following expressio …
asked Mar 24 by Agerhell