Go Back   Orbiter-Forum > Far Side of the Moon > Math & Physics
Register Blogs Orbinauts List Social Groups FAQ Projects Mark Forums Read

Math & Physics Mathematical and physical problems of space flight and astronomy.

Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2017, 03:32 PM   #31
RGClark's Avatar

Elon has said in the first Falcon Heavy test flight next year, he'll be launching the Tesla Roadster to Mars orbit:

SpaceX will try to launch Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster on new heavy-lift rocket
December 2, 2017 Stephen Clark

In my blog post "Test flights of the Falcon Heavy for missions to the moons of Earth and Mars, Page 1", I had to do a calculation outside the optimal 2018 launch window. This reduced the payload or necessitated doing an aerocapture at Mars.

Now the planned launch is in 2018 which will reduce the delta-v requirements. So it may be possible to do a direct, propulsive landing on Phobos without using aerocapture.

Bob Clark

Last edited by RGClark; 12-02-2017 at 03:54 PM.
RGClark is offline   Reply With Quote

  Orbiter-Forum > Far Side of the Moon > Math & Physics

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:58 PM.

Quick Links Need Help?

About Us | Rules & Guidelines | TOS Policy | Privacy Policy

Orbiter-Forum is hosted at Orbithangar.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 2017, Orbiter-Forum.com. All rights reserved.