Orbit optimization for regenerative aerobraking at Mars
"The goal of this study was the optimization of the mission design of a Mars mission with regenerative aerobraking as the design focus. The concept of regenerative aerobraking involves using the energy that is lost during aerobraking to benefit the mission. At high velocities, the atmosphere of Mars ionizes around the spacecraft. During this time period electrons can be gathered and significant amounts of power generated. Also, oxygen can be extracted from CO₂ once the oxygen is stripped from the hot CO₂. This oxygen can be collected and used on the surface of Mars by astronauts"--Abstract, page iii.
Riggins, David W.
McAdams, Daniel A.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
x, 41 pages
© 2006 Doublas Robert Tolbert, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Citation
Space flight to Mars
Space vehicles -- Atmospheric braking
Space vehicles -- Design and construction
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Tolbert, Douglas Robert, "Orbit optimization for regenerative aerobraking at Mars" (2006). Masters Theses. 3873.
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