Earth-to-Mars Interplanetary Pork Chop Plots

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A MATLAB Script for Creating Pork Chop Plots of Ballistic Earth-to-Mars Trajectories

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更新时间 2022/1/16


PDF document and MATLAB script that can be used to create and plot interplanetary “pork chop” plots for Type I and Type II Earth-to-Mars trajectories. These plots illustrate the behavior of launch energy (C3L), right ascension (RLA) and declination (DLA) of the departure hyperbola, time-of-flight, and arrival v-infinity, DLA and RLA for a range of user-defined launch and arrival calendar dates.
The data required for these contour plots is created by solving the heliocentric, two-body “patched-conic” Lambert problem. A patched-conic trajectory ignores the gravitational effect of both the launch and arrivals planets on the heliocentric trajectory. Pork chop plots are typically used for preliminary mission analysis.


David Eagle (2023). Earth-to-Mars Interplanetary Pork Chop Plots (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. 检索来源 .

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Updated to use MICE routines and the DE421.bsp ephemeris

Added contour plot of total heliocentric delta-v. Updated PDF document.

Includes MICE version in archive.

Updated to use the DE421 binary ephemeris file from JPL. PDF document also updated.