A Survey of Propulsion Options for Cargo and Piloted Missions to Mars

@article{Sankaran2004ASO,
  title={A Survey of Propulsion Options for Cargo and Piloted Missions to Mars},
  author={K. Sankaran and L. Cassady and A. Kodys and E. Y. Choueiri},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={1017}
}
  • K. Sankaran, L. Cassady, +1 author E. Y. Choueiri
  • Published 2004
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Abstract: In this paper, high‐power electric propulsion options are surveyed in the context of cargo and piloted missions to Mars. A low‐thrust trajectory optimization program (raptor) is utilized to analyze this mission. Candidate thrusters are chosen based upon demonstrated performance in the laboratory. Hall, self‐field magnetoplasmadynamic (MPDT), self‐field lithium Lorentz force accelerator (LiLFA), arcjet, and applied‐field LiLFA systems are considered for this mission. In this first… CONTINUE READING
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