Faculty Advisor

Jasperson, Stephen N.

Faculty Advisor

Keil, Thomas H.

Abstract

The principles of gravity assist are discussed. Calculations for gravity assist trajectories for all planets, excluding Pluto, are presented. Specific past NASA gravity assist missions are analyzed and presented along with calculations using MathCAD.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Program

Physics

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