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# The Earth has a circular orbit of radius r and period t

Last updated: 6/24/2023

The Earth has a circular orbit of radius r and period t around the Sun Mars has a circular orbit of radius R and period T In order to send a spacecraft from the Earth to Mars it is convenient to launch the spacecraft into an elliptical orbit whose perihelion coincides with the orbit of the Earth and whose aphelion coincides with the orbit of Mars this orbit requires the least amount of energy for a trip to Mars The time t taken by a spacecraft to reach Mars from the Earth satisfies Mars Sun