Includes powered and free-flight trajectories; orbital and launching dynamics.
Astrodynamics – The practical application of celestial mechanics, astroballistics, propulsion theory, and allied fields to the problem of planning and directing the trajectories of space vehicles. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Exhaustive Interest : Theoretical analysis and actual orbit and trajectories of launch vehicles and spacecraft.
Input Subjects of Specific Interest
atmospheric entry effects
gravitational effects (orbital effects on launch vehicles and spacecraft)
launch vehicle trajectories
orbit dynamics of spacecraft
orbital maneuvers (trajectories)
propulsion effects on launching, trajectories, and orbits
space flight dynamics (theory)
two-and three-body problems (trajectory analysis)