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Homework Help: The slingshot effect

  1. Dec 6, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If the slingshot effect did not exist, outline what changes would have to be made to spacecraft so they could still make the journeys they make in the same time.


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    alot of research on the topic of the slingsjot effect
    but no clear answers
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 7, 2007 #2
    Tell us what you know the slingshot effect does and then think about why this is helpful. Then, if we couldn't use the slingshot effect, how would spacecraft make the trip in the same amount of time?! (Thinking in terms of speed/fuel will get you started.) I think answering these questions will answer your question for you.
     
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