Thursday, 2nd June 2022
Zoom Talk by John Cooke GM8OTI (Club Event)

Astrodynamics without the mathematics – how to fly spacecraft

We send a lot of stuff into Earth orbit, and (more interesting) to other planets, moons and other objects in the solar system (and even beyond). As radio amateurs we know how to communicate with these probes – but how do we get them there, and how do we put them where we want them? This talk will attempt to explain, without recourse to detailed mathematics – though lots of physics concepts will be used, along with lots of diagrams and a few demonstrations.