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47 votes

What is "mission design"? What do mission designers do (if such a designation exists)?

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Why don't we build standardized space probes?

19 votes

Most accurate attitude determination system in spacecraft?

12 votes
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What is "Safe Mode"?

11 votes

Thrust and rotation strategy to circularize a standard GTO orbit using ion propulsion?

11 votes

Has ion propulsion ever been used in a deep space trajectory correction maneuver proper?

8 votes

How can we determine the most appropriate central body for orbit propagation?

8 votes

GN&C free / open source softwares suggestions

8 votes

How is the trajectory of spacecraft transferring between planets monitored?

8 votes

How SpaceIL Beresheet gets to Moon from GTO?

7 votes
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How do commercial broadcast satellites in GEO produce such carefully shaped signal footprints?

7 votes
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How to best think of the State Transition Matrix, and how to use it to find periodic Halo orbits?

7 votes
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Are NASA (and ESA?) deep space spacecraft now generally able to store and forward messages between themselves?

6 votes

Will there be privacy on the Crew Dragon moon trip?

6 votes

How is the altitude of a satellite defined, given that the Earth is not spherical?

6 votes
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A software for orbit propagation, considering Moon, Sun and zonal harmonics

6 votes

Precise Orbit Determination (POD) vs GNSS accuracy; seeking references

5 votes

How can I verify my reconstructed gravity field of Ceres from spherical harmonics?

5 votes

What orbital mechanics toolkits available today are suitable for a real-time simulator?

5 votes

Reason for satellite passes at the same local time each day?

5 votes

Why do you need a heat shield on Mars entry if the atmosphere is so thin?

5 votes

What is the highest number of impulses required for an optimal orbital transfer?

5 votes
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How many sun sensors are required to find a cubesat's orientation

4 votes

Analysing a phasing maneuver using GMAT- how do I reliably quantify their "phase difference"

4 votes

Changes in Orbital Parameters Due to Drag

4 votes

Will the Emirate Mars Mission, Tianwen-1 and Mars 2020 Mission get closer to each other or spread out on their way to Mars?

4 votes

One mothership and many droneships concept for interplanetary travel

4 votes

How can I look for the best date of launch for gravity assist?

4 votes
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What's a good source of information on determining spacecraft positions via radio?

4 votes
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Ion engine: purpose of magnet rings