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On the nature of Earth-Mars porkchop plots

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dc.contributor.author Woolley, Ryan C.
dc.contributor.author Whetsel, Charles W.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-25T01:09:05Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-25T01:09:05Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02-11
dc.identifier.citation 23rd AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii, February 10-14 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-0679
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44336
dc.description.abstract Porkchop plots are a quick and convenient tool to help mission designers plan ballistic trajectories between two bodies. Parameter contours give rise to the familiar “porkchop” shape. Each synodic period the pattern repeats, but not exactly, primarily due to differences in inclination and non-zero eccentricity. In this paper we examine the morphological features of Earth-to-Mars porkchop plots and the orbital characteristics that create them. These results are compared to idealistic and optimized transfers. Conclusions are drawn about “good” opportunities versus “bad” opportunities for different mission applications. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2013 en_US
dc.subject interplanetary trajectory en_US
dc.subject orbital parameters en_US
dc.title On the nature of Earth-Mars porkchop plots en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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