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View Full Version : Making the Trip to Mars Cheaper and Easier: The Case for Ballistic Capture



Fraser
2014-Dec-26, 06:00 PM
When sending spacecraft to Mars, the current, preferred method involves shooting spacecraft towards Mars at full-speed, then performing a braking maneuver once the ship is close enough to slow it down and bring it into orbit. Known as the “Hohmann Transfer” method, this type of maneuver is known to be effective. But it is also […]

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