The mechanics of relativistic space flights
Abstract
The relativistic mechanics of an artificial space body with a variable rest mass is presented in a systematic manner. In particular, attention is given to the principles of Lobachevskii geometry, Riemann geometry, and relativity; general Lorentz transformations and relativistic kinematics; the principal theorems of the relativistic mechanics of a space vehicle in spherically symmetric gravitational fields; and the relativistic motion of a space vehicle with jet propulsion. Possible applications of relativistic mechanics are examined.
 Publication:

Moscow Izdatel Nauka
 Pub Date:
 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984MoIzN....X....Z
 Keywords:

 Orbital Mechanics;
 Relativistic Effects;
 Space Flight;
 Covariance;
 Dynamic Stability;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Gravitational Fields;
 Interstellar Travel;
 Jet Propulsion;
 Lorentz Transformations;
 Newton Theory;
 Riemann Manifold;
 Schwarzschild Metric;
 Thermodynamics;
 Trajectory Optimization;
 Astrodynamics