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Orbital Maneuvering

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The most important maneuver in space is the one to change the orbit of a space vehicle. Because the initial and final orbits are subject to a central gravitational potential such a S/C will transit between two Keplerian orbits. This is true not only for planetary orbits but also for interplanetary flights with the Sun as the central body.

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    In the original version of the book, the following belated corrections are to be incorporated.

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Walter, U. (2018). Orbital Maneuvering. In: Astronautics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74373-8_8

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