porkchop plots

Credits: http://nbodyphysics.com/blog/gravity-engine-doc-1-3-2-2-2/demonstrations-2/porkchop-plots-visualize-transfer-delta-v/
Credits: https://marspedia.org/Earth-Mars_Transfer_Trajectory
Credits: https://marspedia.org/Earth-Mars_Transfer_Trajectory
  • Porkchop plots show you how much energy or velocity (they are equivalent) a spacecraft needs to go from one orbit to another, given a certain timeframe.
  • Since rockets need fuel to accelerate to certain velocities, porkchop plots are also an indirect measure of how much fuel to bring along for the ride. The last thing you want is for your tank to be empty and just miss your target in a >$1B mission.

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