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Optimization of Return Trajectories for Orbital Transfer Vehicle between Earth and MoonIn this paper, optimum trajectories in Earth Transfer Orbit (ETO) for a lunar transportation system are proposed. This paper aims at improving the payload ratio of the reusable orbital transfer vehicle (OTV), which transports the payload from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to Lunar Low Orbit (LLO) and returns to LEO. In ETO, we discuss ballistic flight using chemical propulsion, multi-impulse flight using electrical propulsion, and aero-assisted flight using aero-brake. The feasibility of the OTV is considered.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Funase, Ryu
(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Japan)
Tsuda, Yuichi
(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Japan)
Kawaguchi, Jun'ichiro
(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Japan)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 24, 2007
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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