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KIAM Preprint  28, Moscow, 2024
Authors: Shirobokov M.G., Suslov K.S., Ovchinnikov M.Y., Dronov P.A., Pridannikov S.Y., Nesterenko A.N., Tolstel O.V.
Transfer analysis of a light lunar tug with an electric propulsion
The work focuses on developing a lightweight lunar tug with an electric propulsion system for transporting cargo between promising near-Earth and near-lunar stations. The aim is to determine the ranges of transfer trajectory characteristics, considering realistic initial parameters: engine specifications, vehicle mass, launch date, and conditions. The lunar tug's design, solar panel parameters, and engine operating modes are provided. The flight scheme and method for designing transfer trajectories between near-Earth and near-Moon orbits are briefly described. The results of designing trajectories based on launch date, engine mode, and initial mass are presented and discussed.
lunar tug, spacecraft, low thrust, Russian orbital station, lunar orbital station
Publication language: russian,  pages: 23
Research direction:
Theoretical and applied problems of mechanics
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About authors:
  • Shirobokov Maksim Gennadievich, RAS
  • Suslov Kirill Sergeevich, RAS
  • Ovchinnikov Michael Yurievich, RAS
  • Dronov Pavel Aleksandrovich,  ,  Experimental Design Bureau Fakel
  • Pridannikov Sergey Yurevich,  ,  Experimental Design Bureau Fakel
  • Nesterenko Aleksandr Nikitovich,  ,  Experimental Design Bureau Fakel
  • Tolstel Oleg Vladimirovich,  ,  Experimental Design Bureau Fakel