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Categories: Orbital maneuvers, Pages using multiple image with auto scaled images, Soviet inventions, Spacecraft propulsion, Effects of gravitation
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gravity-assist  gravity assist  Gravitational boost  fly by  flyby
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(spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field WordNet 3.0
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(spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
In orbital mechanics and aerospace engineering, a gravitational slingshot, gravity assist maneuver, or swing-by is the use of the relative movement and gravity of a planet or other astronomical object to alter the path and speed of a spacecraft, typically to save propellant and reduce expense. Wikipedia
Space-navigation technique Wikidata
The favorable alteration of the speed and trajectory of a spacecraft as a result of its passing near to a celestial body. Wiktionary
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