Mars Hybrid Propulsion System Trajectory Analysis Part II : Cargo Missions

  title={Mars Hybrid Propulsion System Trajectory Analysis Part II : Cargo Missions},
  author={P Chai and Raymond Gabriel Merrill and Min Qu},
NASAs Human spaceflight Architecture Team team is developing a reusable hybrid transportation architecture in which both chemical and electric propulsion systems are used to send crew and cargo to Mars destinations such as Phobos, Deimos, the surface of Mars, and other orbits around Mars. By combining chemical and electrical propulsion into a single spaceship and applying each where it is more effective, the hybrid architecture enables a series of Mars trajectories that are more fuel-efficient… CONTINUE READING


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