## Interesting Physical Phenomena while Travelling the Solar System

**Minas Astronomy Group** - June 11, 2005

*Larry Bogan*

**EXAMPLE FLIGHT**: __Earth to Neptune__ - Transitions between orbits
a. Overview (Energy Consideration)
i) Earth to Earth Orbit (Rotation and Axis Tilt)
ii) Earth to Planet (Sphere of Influence, Escape Velocity)
iii) Earth to Intermediate Planet to Planet
(Image of Orbits)
b. Rendezvous with a Space Station
i) Co-orbital approach Dynamics of Catching Up with the Space Station
ii) Concentric-orbit approach Dynamics of Intercepting the Space Station
iii) Crossing Orbits and Rendezvous Cross_Orbit_Rendezvous
c. Earth Orbit to
i) Neptune Transfer Orbit
ii) Jupiter Transfer Orbit
Details of Transfer Orbits - Direct and Gravity Asisted
c. Gravity Assist Orbits
i. Sphere of Influence
I) relative gravity
II) Centrifugal Force in rotating frame
III) Coriolis Force neglected
ii. Tissand's Criteria TC_orbits
iii. Hyperbolic Orbit relative to Jupiter - Jupiter Vector Diagram at Sphere of Influence
iv. Orbit relative to the Sun - Graphics Showing Geometry and Flyby Details

Created on ... June 07, 2005