#104007 Overall Influence

Giuseppe Colombo

Italian scientist, mathematician and engineer


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Giuseppe "Bepi" Colombo was an Italian scientist, mathematician and engineer at the University of Padua, Italy.Mercury Colombo studied the planet Mercury, and it was his calculations which showed how to get a spacecraft into a solar orbit which would encounter Mercury multiple times, using a gravity assist maneuver with Venus. Due to this idea, NASA was able to have the Mariner 10 accomplish three fly-bys of Mercury instead of one. Mariner 10 was the first spacecraft to use gravity assist. Since then, the technique has become common.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Public higher learning institution in Italy

University of Padua

University in Italy

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How’s this person influential?
#5427 World Rank
#8250 World Rank
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