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Rocket Maneuvers

  • Benjamin Bahr
  • Boris LemmerEmail author
  • Rina Piccolo
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Abstract

Satellites are doing a great job. They orbit Earth and help us to establish worldwide communication, bring us TV signals, help us to navigate, look at the weather, produce maps of Earth and many other things. Did you ever think about having your own satellite? To avoid all the complications of developing the satellite itself, let us just think about bringing it up in space. To simplify the problem even further, let us think about getting a tennis ball with our name on it into space. The simple approach: Take one and throw it up in the air. What will you observe?

Keywords

Outer Space Geostationary Orbit Tennis Ball Escape Velocity Rocket Propellant 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.II. Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.TorontoCanada

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