Optimal Trajectories for Spacecrafts with M2P2

Andrea Bolle, Christian Circi


Mini Magnetospheric Plasma Propulsion (M2P2) is a of propulsion system based upon the deflection of the ambient plasma through the deployment of a magnetic bubble
surrounding the spacecraft. Although the plasma momentum is small, it is possible to obtain even some newtons of thrust through the employment of a large magnetic field. After a brief description of the dynamic model of thrust, a discussion of the performances of M2P2 in comparison with other propulsion systems is given. Results of comparisons are expressed through some test cases.

[DOI: 10.1685/CSC09304] About DOI


satellite; optimization; trajectory

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