PDF document and a MATLAB script named e2m_matlab.m that can be used to design and optimize ballistic interplanetary missions from Earth park orbit to encounter at Mars. The software assumes that interplanetary injection occurs impulsively from a circular Earth park orbit. The B-plane coordinates are expressed in a Mars-centered (areocentric) mean equator and IAU node of epoch coordinate system. B-plane targets are enforced using either a combination of periapsis radius and orbital inclination, individual B-plane coordinates of the arrival hyperbola, or entry interface (EI) conditions at Mars. The type of targeting and the target values are defined by the user.
David Eagle (2020). A MATLAB Script for Earth-to-Mars Mission Design (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/39973-a-matlab-script-for-earth-to-mars-mission-design), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
Updated MATLAB keywords (strfind, etc.) and DT data file. Minor editing of the MATLAB source code for clearer data display, etc.
Updated e2m_matlab.m main script to use 64bit, September, 2014 version of SNOPT. Also updated input data files.
Binary Ephemeris Files
Added main script file (e2m_matlab_64bit.m) that uses the March 17, 2014 version of SNOPT.