ON THE FEASIBILITY OF ASSEMBLING IN A 450 KM ORBIT OF A MARS EXPEDITIONARY COMPLEX EQUIPPED WITH A NUCLEAR-POWERED ELECTRICAL PROPULSION SYSTEM BY ROTATING CREWS WITH DELIVERY OF COMPONENTS ON A PROTON-CLASS LAUNCH VEHICLE

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ON THE FEASIBILITY OF ASSEMBLING IN A 450 KM ORBIT OF A MARS EXPEDITIONARY COMPLEX EQUIPPED WITH A NUCLEAR-POWERED ELECTRICAL PROPULSION SYSTEM BY ROTATING CREWS WITH DELIVERY OF COMPONENTS ON A PROTON-CLASS LAUNCH VEHICLE

Yu.A. Laiko
S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation «ENERGIA», Leading Electronics Engineer, 4A, Lenin Street, Korolev, Moscow area, 141070, Russia, tel.: +7(495)513-80-86, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

V.V. Sinyavskiy
Doctor of Technical Science, S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation «ENERGIA», Professor, Science Advisor, 4A, Lenin Street, Korolev, Moscow area, 141070, Russia, tel.: +7(495)513-79-10, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Abstract
The paper presents a version of the Mars Expeditionary Complex to be assembled in a 450 km construction-and-departure orbit out of modules delivered using Proton-class launch vehicles. A top-level breakdown scheme for the complex is reviewed and the number of the launch vehicle launches is determined taking into account the need to deliver supporting assembly equipment. The design of the nuclear-powered propulsion system will have to be newly developed.

Key words
Mars Expeditionary Complex, in-orbit assembly, assembly equipment, nuclear-powered electrical propulsion system, Proton launch vehicle.

Bibliographic description 
Laiko, Yu. and Sinyavskiy, V. (2017). On the feasibility of assembling in a 450 km orbit of a Mars Expeditionary Complex equipped with a nuclear-powered electrical propulsion system by rotating crews with delivery of components on a Proton-class launch vehicle. Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, 3(16), pp.11-16.

UDC identifier
629.764

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