Start Date

27-4-2023 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

In the past decade we have seen the most advancements in the field of space exploration since the space race of the 1960s. Companies like Space X, Rocket Lab, and NASA have been hard at work creating ways to go further into space while using less resources and saving money. One of the key ways spacecraft move through the vacuum of space is by using the gravitational force of nearby celestial bodies, reducing the amount of fuel needed to move around and in turn reducing weight and cost. The three body problem is a way of mapping trajectories based on initial conditions and the changing position of celestial bodies due to their own motion in space. This poster analyses the basics of the extensive subject known as the three body problem.

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The faculty mentor for this project was Brenda Edmonds, Mathematics.

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

Analysis of the 3 Body Problem

In the past decade we have seen the most advancements in the field of space exploration since the space race of the 1960s. Companies like Space X, Rocket Lab, and NASA have been hard at work creating ways to go further into space while using less resources and saving money. One of the key ways spacecraft move through the vacuum of space is by using the gravitational force of nearby celestial bodies, reducing the amount of fuel needed to move around and in turn reducing weight and cost. The three body problem is a way of mapping trajectories based on initial conditions and the changing position of celestial bodies due to their own motion in space. This poster analyses the basics of the extensive subject known as the three body problem.