Interplanetary encounters: Closerange gravitational interactions
Abstract
Research on interplanetary encounters as a problem in statistical celestial mechanics is reviewed and organized in textbook form, with systematic presentation of the principal results of the author's own studies. The leading topics are: dynamical approximations of the restricted threebody problem, encounter probabilities, orbital change and ejection, acceleration of encounter velocity and resonances, and destruction mechanics (cratering induced by collisions or by nuclear explosions). Subtopics include: twobody approximations, dynamical lifetime of cometary debris, meteoric bodies in 1/1 resonance with the earth, encounter parameters of the planets and of the tidally receding moon, and omnidirectional encounter probabilities.
 Publication:

Amsterdam
 Pub Date:
 June 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976dsss....2.....O
 Keywords:

 Celestial Mechanics;
 Gravitational Effects;
 Planetary Gravitation;
 Acceleration (Physics);
 Cratering;
 Deflection;
 Orbit Perturbation;
 Probability Theory;
 Resonance;
 Space Debris;
 Statistical Mechanics;
 Three Body Problem;
 Two Body Problem;
 Astrodynamics