Accession Number : AD0729781

Title :   Paradoxes in Astrodynamics.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Bielkowicz,Peter

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Several phenomena which take place in a low gravity field are investigated in the first two sections. The proper method for computation of a vertical jump on the Moon or any other planet is demonstrated. Trajectories of a ball launched from the surface of a spherical asteroid are determined and found to lead to some rather paradoxical results. The possibility of existence of dark bodies in the neighborhood of the solar system is examined and it is assumed that a neutron star is located at a distance of 1000 AU from the Sun. Possible orbits to such a star are investigated, and relativity effects are briefly outlined. Tidal effect on a vehicle and its crew is then examined. Tolerance criteria for the human body are introduced and a safe orbit is established. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ASTRONAUTICS, PROBLEM SOLVING), SPACE FLIGHT, WEIGHTLESSNESS, EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE