Authors:Efimov G. B., Konstantinov M.S., Petukhov V.G., Fedotov G.G.
Investigation of Pluto flyby possibility by means of solar powered electric propulsion
It is considered Pluto flyby mission by a spacecraft with combining of the solar-powered low thrust engines and high trust ones. Two variants of flight schemes are investigated: direct transfer and Jupiter swing by trajectories. It is given comparison of these schemes analysis results.
spacecraft, low thrust, solar-powered electric propulsion, optimization