SERVICES > SPACE PROGRAM

THE SOLAR SYSTEM

  • Motions Within the Solar System
  • Distances Within the Solar System
  • Temperatures Within the Solar System
  • The Sun
  • The Terrestrial Planets
  • Earth's Radiation Environment
  • The Jovian Planets
  • The Minor Planets – Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Meteoroids, Meteors, Meteorites

REFERENCE SYSTEMS

  • Terrestrial Coordinates
  • Earth's Rotation
  • Revolution of Earth

GRAVITATION AND MECHANICS

  • Ellipses
  • Newton's Principles of Mechanics
  • Acceleration
  • Acceleration in Orbit
  • Gravity Gradients & Tidal Forces
  • How Orbits Work
  • The Key to Space Flight
  • Orbiting a Real Planet
  • Freefall

INTERPLANETARY TRAJECTORIES

  • Hohmann Transfer Orbits
  • Inward Bound
  • Type I and II Trajectories
  • Gravity Assist Trajectories
  • Ion Engine

ELECTROMAGNETIC PHENOMENA

  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • The Inverse Square Law
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Radio Frequencies
  • Atmospheric Transparency
  • Radio Frequency Interference
  • Spectroscopy
  • The Doppler Effect
  • Reflection / Refraction
  • Refraction in Earth's Atmosphere

SPACECRAFT CLASSIFICATION

  • Flyby Spacecraft
  • Orbiter Spacecraft
  • Atmospheric Spacecraft
  • Lander Spacecraft
  • Penetrator Spacecraft
  • Rover Spacecraft
  • Observatory Spacecraft
  • Communications Spacecraft

LAUNCH PHASE

  • Launch Vehicles
  • Smaller Launch Vehicles

ENCOUNTER PHASE

  • Flyby Operations
  • Planetary Orbit Insertion Operations
  • Atmospheric Entry and Aerobraking
  • Descent and Landing