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First video we discuss the difference between the apoapsis and periapsis in your orbit. Two very important words which actually have a lot more meaning than what some new players might realize. Changing the altitude of your orbit needs to be done at certain points using these points. To lower your orbit it is better to burn at the highest point. - your apoapsis. To lower your orbit it is better to burn at the lowest point. - periapsis. All this plus a little more in the following video. 

 

 

 

Next up, landing on a planet with no atmosphere. The best way to land is to kill all the horizontal velocity first, wait until your craft is falling straight down towards the planets surface and than begin a slow burn to have a soft touchdown. Again all this plus more in the following.

 

 

 

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really this can be characterized by a tutorial..

and a very well done one here..

thanks Rocky for another excellent posting here..

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ah but see don't worry about messing up on your landings so much, you know the apollo 11 LEM actually overshot it's planned landing site?

long as you kill most of your velocity you should be fine... I always design with redundancy in mind just in case.

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