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Invisible Collisions DLESE Reviewed Collection
This activity relates an elastic collision to the change in a satellite?s or spacecraft?s speed and direction resulting from a planetary fly-by, often called a ?gravity assist? maneuver. Both hands-on and online interactive methods are used to explore these topics.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-424
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Keri Hallau
Montana State University/New Horizons E/PO