Orbital mechanics

George Hollywood
Mind Map by George Hollywood, updated more than 1 year ago
George Hollywood
Created by George Hollywood about 6 years ago
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Physics Mind Map on Orbital mechanics, created by George Hollywood on 02/12/2014.
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Orbital mechanics
1 Basics
1.1 What is an orbit
1.2 How does a body orbit a planet
1.3 Centripetal force/acceleration
2 Orbital aspects
2.1 Periapsis
2.2 Apoapsis
2.3 Semi-major axis
2.4 Semi-minor axis
2.5 Shape
2.5.1 Eliptical
2.5.2 Circular
3 Orbital insertions
3.1 Brief on delta-V
3.2 Changing orbits
3.2.1 Geostationary (GEO)
3.2.2 Circularisation
3.2.3 Lunar insertions?
3.2.4 LEO
3.2.5 MEO
3.2.6 Suborbital trajectories
4 Getting into orbit
4.1 Trajectories
4.1.1 Efficiency
4.2 Orbital stability
5 Deorbit/ re-entry
5.1 lithobraking
5.2 retrofiring
5.3 Aerobraking
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