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The Hohmann Transfer Orbit

The transfer orbit is a maneuver that allows a spacecraft to jump from one circular orbit to ...

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The Journey to Mars Mathematics Project involved AMATYC members writing materials for classroom use tied to travel to Mars.  This file contains background information on the project ...

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Preliminary Research and Background information

Lava can flow under the surface through conduits called lava tubes.  When the molten lava drains from these tubes a natural cave ...

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Among the various rules of probability, the “Multiplication Rule” is especially important because it is applied when redundancy is used to increase the reliability of a system. Our ...

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A privately-funded TeamIndus spacecraft is scheduled for a soft Moon landing in 2020. Unlike previous Moon landings, the TeamIndus spacecraft will have a fixed thrust propulsion system ...

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Ergonomics is a discipline focused on the design of tools and equipment so that they can be used safely, comfortably, and efficiently. Ergonomics is used in the construction of spacecraft ...

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NASA often refers to the event of landing a rover on Mars as the ‘seven minutes of terror’. (Check out the YouTube video uploaded by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL.) There are many ...

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Problem Statement:  NASA wants to place a satellite in a stationary orbit around our moon. What should the radius of the orbit be? What is the corresponding height above the surface ...

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Problem Statement:  NASA wants to place satellites in circular orbits around our moon. If one of the satellites is to be at a height of 2, 000 kilometers above the moon’s surface, what ...

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NASA is returning to the moon! They will be putting a Gateway lunar command module in an elliptical orbit about the moon. Artemis, a reusable excursion vehicle for lunar landing missions ...

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