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  • n. Alternative form of gravity assist.

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  • n. (spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field


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  • Still, if there was something you really need to get rid of some isotope with no hope of beginning usable then using the VASIMAR to setup some gravity-assist with Venus and Mercury might help shed all that delta-V.

    Plasma Rocket Could Help Pick Up Space Trash | Universe Today

  • Mission design team members say that directing MESSENGER along just the right path above Earth will mean smaller course-correction maneuvers on the way to the 2006 gravity-assist flyby at Venus - ultimately saving fuel for later in the mission.

    NASA Watch: Space Science News: August 2005 Archives

  • It used lunar gravity-assist to put it in orbit at the L2 point of the Sun-Earth system, 940,000 miles behind the Earth, with the Sun on the other side.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Because of the enormous distance of Saturn from the Earth, Cassini-Huygens's flight required four gravity-assist maneuvers - two of Venus, one of Earth and one of Jupiter - to gain enough speed to reach the outer solar system within the time frame required by the mission profile. - latest science and technology news stories

  • So much gravity, in fact, that they often need to use wheelchairs or other gravity-assist devices.

    Chicago Reader

  • Engineers say the gravity-assist will increase Rosetta's speed by 3. 6km/s with respect to the Sun.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Engineers say the gravity-assist will have increased Rosetta's speed by almost 4km/s with respect to the Sun.

    BBC News | Technology | World Edition

  • The gravity-assist will increase the spacecraft's speed by 3.6 km/s with respect to the Sun. Instruments in Action

    SpaceRef Top Stories

  • "planetary gravity-assist manoeuvres" will see BepiColombo swing by Venus, Earth and Mercury.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine


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