You are on a desperate mission to save a crew that is stuck in orbit near Saturn. Your challenges include escaping from earth’s gravity, navigating to the planet Saturn, docking with the stray spacecraft and getting back to earth safely again with the rescued crew.
Are you up for the job?
Format: 8 page downloadable .PDF file (check out the image for an overview of the pages).
Contents: Tutorial, worksheet and worked solution.
Math Scenario 1: Escaping from Earth’s Gravity
Math Scenario 2: Gravity Assist
Math Scenario 3: Aerobraking
Math Scenario 4: Radiation Exposure on the International Space Station
Real Life Example: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster