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Unformatted text preview: An object’s orbit can only change if it somehow gains or loses orbital energy = kinetic energy + gravitational potential energy (due to orbit). So what can make an object gain or lose orbital energy? Friction or atmospheric drag A gravitational encounter. Rockets…....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08