Gangestad, Joseph Astrodynamics Department, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California.
- Historical background
- Two-body problem
- Celestial coordinate systems
- Three- and N-body problems
- Application to space flight
- Post-Newtonian celestial mechanics
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The application of dynamical theory to the motion of celestial bodies, including planets, asteroids, comets, and stars, influenced primarily by the force of gravity. The application of the principles of celestial mechanics to human-made, artificial satellites is more commonly called astrodynamics.
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