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Missions to Mars and his Trojan Asteroid Family – A Feasibility Study

Wickhusen, Kai and Oberst, Jürgen and Willner, Konrad and Christou, Apostolos (2017) Missions to Mars and his Trojan Asteroid Family – A Feasibility Study. European Planetary Science Congress 2017, 17.-22. Sep. 2017, Riga, Lettland.

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In the context of ESA’s call for medium class missions (M5), we investigated missions to Mars. As part of proposal development, we studied the possibility to visit at least one Martian Trojan either through a flyby on the way to Mars or by going from Mars to a Trojan at the end of the mission. We find that both options are possible but require considerable mission resources. While the first option requires less fuel, it is very limited in terms of available time windows and margins. In contrast, the second option offers a more flexible Mission schedule, but requires more propellant and time.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/116176/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Missions to Mars and his Trojan Asteroid Family – A Feasibility Study
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Wickhusen, Kaikai.wickhusen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Oberst, Jürgenjuergen.oberst (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Willner, Konradkonrad.willner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Christou, Apostolosarmagh observatoryUNSPECIFIED
Date:19 September 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Martian Trojans, ESA medium class mission, M5, Phobos, Deimos, Martian Moons, trajectoy Analysis, flyby
Event Title:European Planetary Science Congress 2017
Event Location:Riga, Lettland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17.-22. Sep. 2017
Organizer:Europlanet / Copernicus
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Deposited By: Wickhusen, Kai
Deposited On:29 Nov 2017 10:02
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:13

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