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Frozen Orbits




A special type of orbit that is cleverly chosen such that the variation in the mean Kepler elements under the influence of Earth’s irregular gravity field is minimized.

Year 20, NUMBER 2, APRIL 2016 The ‘Leonardo Times’ is issued by the Society for Aerospace Engineering students, the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ at the Delft University of Technology. The magazine is circulated four times a year with a circulation of around 5000 copies per issue.

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Fly Like an Insect


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A robotic model of an insect wing gives insight into how embedded wing strain sensors can be used to detect inertial rotations.

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Leonardo Times April 2016  

Leonardo Times April 2016