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28th Apr '18 9:29:51 AM reallynicehats
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* In Donald Moffitt's ''Second Genesis'', the humans of the [[TreeVessel Yggdrasil]] slingshot between ''two'' black holes to help put them on a course out of the galaxy [[spoiler: just ahead of the radiation wave the colliding black holes produce, [[ApocalypseHow ending all life in the galaxy]].]]
7th Mar '18 3:59:39 AM Bosco13
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* The ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novels;
** In ''Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers'', the Red Dwarf does this around a planet in order to turn back towards Earth without spending 3 million years decelerating.
** In ''Better than Life'', Lister wants to do this around an UnrealisticBlackHole in order to accelerate over the speed of light and tow Earth back to the solar system.
** In ''Backwards'', the crew are stranded on Backwards Earth and have to wait ten years until WhenThePlanetsAlign so Starbucks can slingshot around them and go through the Omni Zone and back into their own universe.
1st Mar '18 4:57:39 PM trixus
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* ''Franchise/DansUneGalaxiePresDeChezVous:'' The crew attempts this in Season 2, the scientist however explain how dangerous it is to pull off a gravitational slingshot and to top it off it sends them straight into an asteroid field. The first attempt is a failure because the scientist keeps insulting and yelling at the radar operator and pilot. A similar attempt is proposed but using twin stars for the gravity pull in Season 4 and end almost killing the crew because of the heat. In both cases it's not use to escape danger but simply to travel faster.

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* ''Franchise/DansUneGalaxiePresDeChezVous:'' The crew attempts this in Season 2, the scientist however explain how dangerous it is to pull off a gravitational slingshot and to top it off it sends them straight into an asteroid field. The first attempt is a failure because the scientist keeps insulting and yelling at the radar operator and pilot.pilot (even trying to pull the pilot off the seat in a fit of neurosis) . A similar attempt is proposed but using twin stars for the gravity pull in Season 4 and end almost killing the crew because of the heat. In both cases it's not use used to escape danger but simply to travel faster.
28th Feb '18 5:51:47 PM trixus
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* ''Franchise/DansUneGalaxiePresDeChezVous:'' The crew attempts this in Season 2, the scientist however explain how dangerous it is to pull off a gravitational slingshot and to top it off it sends them straight into an asteroid field. The first attempt is a failure because the scientist keeps insulting and yelling at the radar operator and pilot. A similar attempt is proposed but using twin stars for the gravity pull in Season 4 and end almost killing the crew because of the heat.

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* ''Franchise/DansUneGalaxiePresDeChezVous:'' The crew attempts this in Season 2, the scientist however explain how dangerous it is to pull off a gravitational slingshot and to top it off it sends them straight into an asteroid field. The first attempt is a failure because the scientist keeps insulting and yelling at the radar operator and pilot. A similar attempt is proposed but using twin stars for the gravity pull in Season 4 and end almost killing the crew because of the heat. In both cases it's not use to escape danger but simply to travel faster.
28th Feb '18 5:49:30 PM trixus
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* ''Franchise/DansUneGalaxiePresDeChezVous:'' The crew attempts this in Season 2, the scientist however explain how dangerous it is to pull off a gravitational slingshot and to top it off it sends them straight into an asteroid field. The first attempt is a failure because the scientist keeps insulting and yelling at the radar operator and pilot. A similar attempt is proposed but using twin stars for the gravity pull in Season 4 and end almost killing the crew because of the heat.
23rd Dec '17 10:04:20 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In a couple of episodes a "fast orbit" is used to evade a Federation patrol while the Liberator is handing around above a planet, implied to be this trope though thanks to NoBudget for special effects the audience has to TakeOurWordForIt.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In a couple of episodes a "fast orbit" is used to evade a Federation patrol while the Liberator is handing hanging around above a planet, planet. It's implied to be this trope though thanks due to NoBudget for special effects the audience has to TakeOurWordForIt.
23rd Dec '17 10:03:29 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In a couple of episodes a "fast orbit" is used to evade a Federation patrol while the Liberator is handing around above a planet, implied to be this trope though thanks to NoBudget for special effects the audience has to TakeOurWordForIt.
8th Oct '17 4:39:39 PM ZerroDefex
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* The ''Galileo'' spacecraft, which was disposed of in the Jovian atmosphere in 2003, used slingshots from Venus, Earth, and Earth again to gain enough velocity to reach jupiter. The ''Cassini'' spacecraft (which was controlled to crash into Jupiter in Sep 15th, 2017), has taken this trope UpToEleven making two flybys of Venus, one of the Earth, and one of Jupiter to boost her towards Saturn, as well as using Titan's (Saturn's largest moon) gravity to change her orbit, allowing exploration of the Saturnian system. The ''Rosetta'' mission which used four gravity assists (Earth, Mars, Earth and Earth ''again'') to catch the comet 67P.

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* The ''Galileo'' spacecraft, which was disposed of in the Jovian atmosphere in 2003, used slingshots from Venus, Earth, and Earth again to gain enough velocity to reach jupiter. The ''Cassini'' spacecraft (which was controlled to crash into Jupiter Saturn in Sep 15th, 2017), has taken this trope UpToEleven making two flybys of Venus, one of the Earth, and one of Jupiter to boost her towards Saturn, as well as using Titan's (Saturn's largest moon) gravity to change her orbit, allowing exploration of the Saturnian system. The ''Rosetta'' mission which used four gravity assists (Earth, Mars, Earth and Earth ''again'') to catch the comet 67P.
20th Sep '17 7:09:18 PM GVN.Chaos
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* The ''Galileo'' spacecraft, which was disposed of in the Jovian atmosphere in 2003, used slingshots from Venus, Earth, and Earth again to gain enough velocity to reach jupiter. The ''Cassini'' spacecraft, currently orbiting Saturn, has taken this trope UpToEleven making two flybys of Venus, one of the Earth, and one of Jupiter to boost her towards Saturn, as well as using Titan's (Saturn's largest moon) gravity to change her orbit, allowing exploration of the Saturnian system. The ''Rosetta'' mission which used four gravity assists (Earth, Mars, Earth and Earth ''again'') to catch the comet 67P.

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* The ''Galileo'' spacecraft, which was disposed of in the Jovian atmosphere in 2003, used slingshots from Venus, Earth, and Earth again to gain enough velocity to reach jupiter. The ''Cassini'' spacecraft, currently orbiting Saturn, spacecraft (which was controlled to crash into Jupiter in Sep 15th, 2017), has taken this trope UpToEleven making two flybys of Venus, one of the Earth, and one of Jupiter to boost her towards Saturn, as well as using Titan's (Saturn's largest moon) gravity to change her orbit, allowing exploration of the Saturnian system. The ''Rosetta'' mission which used four gravity assists (Earth, Mars, Earth and Earth ''again'') to catch the comet 67P.
8th Jul '17 11:32:38 AM nombretomado
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In RealLife, gravity assists are a well-known and often-used phenomenon and have far wider applications (and limitations) than those depicted in fiction. TheOtherWiki does a good job explaining the ramifications.

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In RealLife, gravity assists are a well-known and often-used phenomenon and have far wider applications (and limitations) than those depicted in fiction. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki does a good job explaining the ramifications.
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