Orbital Mechanics & Other Fun Stuff Part II Gravity Assist and Relativity. Tom Rudman Thursday Morning Space Odyssey Crew. Those Were the Easy Ones, Now We Go Beyond Mars.
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Orbital Mechanics & Other Fun StuffPart II Gravity Assist and Relativity
Space Odyssey Crew
The gravity assist technique was championed by Michael Minovitch in the early 1960s, while he was a UCLA graduate student working during the summers at JPL. Ref NASA JPL
Gravity Assist & Jupiter Photo NASA JPL
2nd Venus Fly-by
In Orbit around Saturn
Arrival at Saturn
Example, How Cassini Made it to Saturn
Only took you 200 yrs
Simple Elliptical Orbit
Elliptical Orbit - Relativity
Michael Okuda's warp scale.
Warp 9.2 (max)
Warp 6 (nom)
Warp 9.2 = 1630 x speed light
*Miguel Alcubierre, University of South Wales (now Max Planck Institut fur Gravitationsphysik)
“The warp drive: hyper-fast travel within general relativity”