Launch Windows

"To Launch Or Not To Launch..."



Mars Type 1 Orbital Transfer

 
 

Rockets only have a finite amount of energy to use in propelling spacecraft to the planets. Effectively one has to stay within a velocity contour (see figure), the bigger the contour the larger the available energy budget. A given energy budget translates into a corresponding "launch window" (Y-axis) and "arrival window" (X-axis).









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