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Rosetta Flybys

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Rosetta Flybys

I was interested in the mechanics of Rosetta's slingshot flybys. Found this 'basics primer' (4 videos) on Gravity Assist. http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/grav/primer.php
Well worth a watch, the baseball analogy is good.
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Total running time: ~1.5 hours in 4 parts, plus downloadable accompanying charts. This webcast presents many of the basic concepts, quantities, and formulae important to understanding interplanetary space flight.