JPL Technical Report Server

Human missions to Mars orbit, phobos, and Mars surface using 100-kWe-class solar electric propulsion

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Price, Humphrey W.
dc.contributor.author Woolley, Ryan C.
dc.contributor.author Strange, Nathan J.
dc.contributor.author Baker, John D.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-18T23:10:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-18T23:10:47Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-04
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Space 2014 Conference and Exposition, San Diego, California, August 4-7, 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 14-2756
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44727
dc.description.abstract Solar electric propulsion (SEP) tugs in the 100-kWe range, may be utilized to preposition cargo in the Mars system to enable more affordable human missions to Phobos and to the surface of Mars. The SEP tug, a high heritage follow-on to the 50-kWe SEP spacecraft proposed for the Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM), would have the same structure, tankage, electric propulsion components, and avionics as the ARRM version, But with double the number of solar arrays, Hall thrusters, and power processor units (PPUs) and would be accommodated within the same launch envelope defined for ARRM. As a feasibility study, a 950-day human mission to Phobos using a conjunction class trajectory, such as the 2033 opportunity, was developed using two 100-kWe SEP vehicles to preposition a habitat at Phobos and propulsion stages in high Mars orbit (HMO). An architecture concept for a crewed Mars surface lander mission was also developed as a reference to build on the Phobos mission architecture, adding a lander element that could be delivered using chemical propulsion and aerocapture. 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, 2014 en_US
dc.title Human missions to Mars orbit, phobos, and Mars surface using 100-kWe-class solar electric propulsion en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search


Browse

My Account