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Earth--Mars Transfers with Ballistic Capture

Imported: 23 Aug '16 | Published: 27 Oct '14

Francesco Topputo, Edward Belbruno

arXiv - Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

Abstract: We construct a new type of transfer from the Earth to Mars, which ends in ballistic capture. This results in a substantial savings in capture $\Delta v$ from that of a classical Hohmann transfer under certain conditions. This is accomplished by first becoming captured at Mars, very distant from the planet, and then from there, following a ballistic... Read More

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