Analysis of complicated flight schemes to Saturn with gravity assists and deep space maneuvers
Space technics and technology
Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia
AbstractThis paper is devoted to the analysis of complicated flight schemes to Saturn with gravity assists and deep space maneuvers for the next launch windows. The idea of gravity assist was implemented long ago. But the use of only this idea would not allow realizing some interplanetary trajectories with complicated flight schemes. For this reason, the possibilities of using deep space maneuvers and active gravitational maneuvers are analyzed. Deep space maneuvers were also used in “Cassini” project.
Keywords:Interplanetary flight, interplanetary spacecraft, optimal trajectory, gravity assist, deep space maneuver