Campaign-level mission planning with integrated trajectory design and propulsion technology trades

Bindu B. Jagannatha, Koki Ho

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Abstract

As technologies enabling human exploration of beyond LEO targets mature, new strategies are being investigated for the logistics involved in such missions. Optimizing the logistics network for a campaign, rather than focusing on mission-level planning, can result in more efficient architectures. In this work, we propose a campaign-level methodology that will help mission designers quickly explore the tradespace of using SEP (for cargo/propellant delivery) and chemical propulsion (for crew transfers and depot deliveries) by calculating the optimal combinations of these technologies for different arcs. This technique is demonstrated for a campaign that involves a return-to-the-Moon mission using the cis-lunar space as a staging area. Optimal number of depots and their locations are calculated for a few mission profiles and their implications for mission planning are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624104459
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: Sep 13 2016Sep 16 2016

Publication series

NameAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016

Other

OtherAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period9/13/169/16/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Aerospace Engineering

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