MetadataShow full item record
This interactive exercise allows students to test their knowledge of orbital mechanics by sending a rocket to Mars. They will have to estimate the time in space, the phase between earth and Mars at the time the rocket is launched, and the initial speed of the rocket.
simSimulationInteractive Media Element
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Bleick, Willard Evan. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1962-08); Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.) Research paper ; no. 34.The problem of orbital transfer discussed here is that of scheduling the direction p of constant momentum thrust of a rocket, which loses mass at a constant rate, so that it transfers to an earth satellite orbit, with ...
Lukenas, Leo Allen (Princeton, New Jersey; Princeton University, 1967);An understanding of the ignition transient of a solid propellant rocket motor becomes increasingly more important as larger and more sophisticated solid propellant rocket motors are developed. Cost considerations alone ...
Kutrieb, Joshua M. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2001-12);Interest in accurate detection and targeting of aggressor missiles has received considerable interest with the national priority of developing a missile defense system. Understanding the thermal signatures of the exhaust ...