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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The use of the energy obtained from a gravitational field to change the speed or shape of a spacecraft's orbit.

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  • noun astrophysics The favorable alteration of the speed and trajectory of a spacecraft as a result of its passing near to a celestial body.


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