Rik's Ramblings

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

mars lagrange point L2

it occurs to me that the Mars L2 Lagrange is the ideal spot to stick a manned mission to mars while they're preparing to descend to the surface.

  • http://www.marspedia.org/index.php?title=Lagrangian_point

It's not a geosynchronous location, but what it does provide is a spot in the 'shadow' of Mars, so should be protected from solar winds and flares.

not sure why I've never heard this mentioned.

of course, i'm assuming the Mars L2 doesn't lag behind mars too far


  • One thing occurs to me. If it's in the "shadow" of mars (from the point of view of the sun), then there won't be any light. Which means solar power won't be an option I guess.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 1/5/17, 4:29 PM  

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