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Mars Free Return Trajectories

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dc.contributor.author Longuski, James M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sims, Jon A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-09-27T16:12:49Z
dc.date.available 2004-09-27T16:12:49Z
dc.date.issued 1997-09 en_US
dc.identifier.citation USA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 97-1121 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/22610
dc.description.abstract For human missions to Mars, the top priority is a safe return of the crew to Earth. In the case of an emergency, trajectories that naturally return to the Earth with no intervention are preferred. In this paper we use automated design software to compute all possible Mars Free Return trajectories form 1995 to 2020, given constraints on the total time of flight and on the launch energy. The resulting data file contains all of the previouslknown types of returns. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other Mars Trajectories en_US
dc.title Mars Free Return Trajectories en_US


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