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What was the smallest intentional, acknowledged slingshot maneuver?

I'm going to use the definition that the object must have been within 40,000 km of the object, done only a flyby, and visited another object after. Lastly the effect must have been studied with ...
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Largest single burn spacecraft delta-v in deep space?

The winner is Magellan's orbital insertion at Venus at ~2.69 km/s (calculated). However, it is up for interpretation on whether or not you think Magellan's STAR-48B counts as "part of final deep-...
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Who first conceptualized the space rendezvous?

The description of the question mentions the Apollo missions, but the title of the question and later comments indicate that the expected answer is something like: 'these' people came up with the ...
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Who first conceptualized the space rendezvous?

Lunar orbit rendezvous was first proposed in 1919 by Ukrainian engineer Yuri Kondratyuk, as the most economical way of sending a human on a round-trip journey to the Moon. Dr. John Houbolt would not ...
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