Intro to Orbital Mechanics

Introduction According to Wikipedia, Orbital mechanics or astrodynamics is the application of ballistics and celestial mechanics to the practical problems concerning the motion of rockets and other spacecraft. In simpler words, it’s the field of study that allows us to calculate where and when something travelling through space will end Read more…

Rockets and Propulsion

Putting the “rocket” in rocket science Rocket engines are at the heart of every past, current, and near future spacecraft. The principle they work off is quite simple to understand. A conventional rocket engine combusts the propellant, converting the chemical energy stored in it into mechanical energy. This energy accelerates Read more…