Escape trajectories for martian moons explorer using chemical and electric propulsion

Makoto Horikawa, Takanao Saiki, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Hiroaki Yoshimura

研究成果: Conference contribution

2 被引用数 (Scopus)


This work discusses on designing fast and efficient Mars escape trajectory for Martian Moons eXplorer in the three-body system using chemical and electric propulsion. Chemical propulsion is used for fast low-energy escape from Mars and electric propulsion is used to increase v-infinity and to re-encounter with Mars for a gravity assist. We propose a method called “all-three-body method" and we compare the new method with the patched three-and-two-body method, and a parametric study is carried out. Using electric propulsion soon after Mars escape injection done by chemical propulsion, the all-three-body method would consume less fuel than patched three-and-two-body method. Limiting the use of chemical propulsion could also increase the final spacecraft mass when electric propulsion is used within 10 days after impulsive maneuver.

ホスト出版物のタイトルAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016
出版社American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
出版ステータスPublished - 2016
イベントAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016 - Long Beach, United States
継続期間: 2016 9月 132016 9月 16


名前AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016


OtherAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016
国/地域United States
CityLong Beach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 天文学と天体物理学
  • 航空宇宙工学


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