Chapter 7. Astrodynamics and Technological Aspects of Astrobiology Missions in Our Solar System

  1. Dr. Gerda Horneck and
  2. Dr. Petra Rettberg
  1. Stefanos Fasoulas and
  2. Tino Schmiel

Published Online: 7 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618996.ch7

Complete Course in Astrobiology

Complete Course in Astrobiology

How to Cite

Fasoulas, S. and Schmiel, T. (2007) Astrodynamics and Technological Aspects of Astrobiology Missions in Our Solar System, in Complete Course in Astrobiology (eds G. Horneck and P. Rettberg), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618996.ch7

Editor Information

  1. DLR, Inst. of Aerospace Medicine, Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406609

Online ISBN: 9783527618996

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Keywords:

  • astrobiology;
  • Astrodynamics;
  • technological aspects;
  • missions in our solar system;
  • rocket equation;
  • orbital mechanics;
  • orbital maneuvers;
  • missions to Mars

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Rocket Equation

    • Single-staged Rockets

    • Multiple-staged Rockets

  • Orbital Mechanics and Astrodynamics

    • Some Historical Notes

    • The Energy Conservation Equation

    • Some Typical Velocities

  • Orbital Maneuvers

    • High-thrust Maneuvers

    • Low-thrust Maneuvers

    • Gravity-assist Maneuvers

  • Example: Missions to Mars

  • Further Reading

  • Questions for Students