In performing its first deep-space maneuver, the spacecraft initiated the first of two planned firings of its main engine to refine the spacecraft's trajectory, setting the stage for a gravity assist from a flyby of Earth Oct 9, 2013, that will send it on its way for arrival at Jupiter July 4, 2016, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
What does GA stand for?
GA stands for Gravity Assist (spacecraft trajectories)
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- Grand Admiral
- Grand Alliance (advanced television)
- Grant Agency
- Grant Aid
- Granuloma Annulare (dermatology)
- Graphic Annunciator (fire alarm)
- Graphics & Administration
- Graphics Adapter
- Graphics Array
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The journey required many gravity assists from the Moon and Earth and used minimal amounts of fuel.
The journey required many gravity assists from the moon and Earth and used minimal amounts of fuel.
A low center of gravity assists with vibration reduction.
In steep mountainous settings, gravity assists the flow.
NASA engineers liken gravity assist to a person running next to a merry-go-round.