orbit
kss I'm going into orbit now.
It would take to much energy
to overcome the forces
that are catapulting this pig into space
I donít have the reserves, would end up
powerless and still out of control

Instead, I will divert my course
to a parallel track, circling.
Not exactly where I want to be,
but not falling further into to void.
staying as close as I can to the light
to solid ground and life

I'll circle here, waiting
admire the smallness and beauty of my world
and when the storms have subsided
maybe I will hear word
that it's okay to land.
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Strideo Orbital mechanics, also called flight mechanics, is the study of the motions of artificial satellites and space vehicles moving under the influence of forces such as gravity, atmospheric drag, thrust, etc. Orbital mechanics is a modern offshoot of celestial mechanics which is the study of the motions of natural celestial bodies such as the moon and planets. The root of orbital mechanics can be traced back to the 17th century when mathematician Isaac Newton (1642-1727) put forward his laws of motion and formulated his law of universal gravitation. The engineering applications of orbital mechanics include ascent trajectories, reentry and landing, rendezvous computations, and lunar and interplanetary trajectories
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