Scientists develop cost-effective & time-saving method to reach Mars

December 25, 2014 12:57 PM

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Scientists develop cost-effective & time-saving method to reach Mars

A new method developed by a pair of scientist for transporting robotic rovers, satellites and astronaut-carrying spacecraft to Mars claims to be much more economic as well as time-saving than the existing method.

Under the existing method, called Hohmann transfer, a space craft, after rocketing through Earth's atmosphere, makes a beeline for Mars while barreling through space at a very high speed. As it approaches the Red Planet, its thrusters fire in the opposite direction to slam on the brakes and swing th...

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