**Astrodynamics: A Compendium of Orbitology**

**Publisher**: Wikipedia 2013**Number of pages**: 334

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Astrodynamics or orbital mechanics is the application of ballistics and celestial mechanics to the practical problems concerning the motion of rockets and other spacecraft. Contents: Basic Orbital Mechanics; Orbit Types and Geometries; Orbital Elements; Rocket Equations; Interstellar Orbits.

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