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Pluto Express ! Question

Posted by: topspeed - Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:04 am
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Post Re: Pluto Express ! Question   Posted on: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:00 pm
Ok now I'm missing the point? But those are interesting satellites thanks for posting.

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Post Re: Pluto Express ! Question   Posted on: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:31 am
I guess as mission targets, but I fail to see their significance other than sharing names with really bad hollywood movies. They are shepard moons if I recall, and would be very hazardous to get to both because of their proximity to Saturn and its ring system.


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Post Re: Pluto Express ! Question   Posted on: Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:25 am
Too bad they are not in a polar orbit. That would make them much more interesting. Yeah interesting but not significant in any way I can imagine.

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Post Re: Pluto Express ! Question   Posted on: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:14 am
Ok...I tought you could land on them since they rotate 30 km/s in relation to the sun.

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Post Re: Pluto Express ! Question   Posted on: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:14 pm
Rotate or orbit? Very different characteristics.

Topspeed, go download and "play" Orbiter, a good realistic space flight simulator. It will give you a better idea of orbital dynamics and space travel.


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Post Re: Pluto Express ! Question   Posted on: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:58 am
Indeed "Orbiter" is a great tool to learn with.

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Post Re: Pluto Express ! Question   Posted on: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:12 am
Sorry JamesG ..I possibly confuse with my terminology...I mean if you have a planet orbiting sun with moon..moon also orbits around its planet...in certain moment it is lined with your space ship movement that it makes the pod easy to land with..as you can leave the main ship orbiting this smaller moon. Rotation may be useful too...or harmful.

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