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Interplanetary Challenges Encountered by the Crew During their Interplanetary Transit from Earth to Mars

By SpaceRef Editor
January 14, 2021
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Malaya Kumar Biswal M, Ramesh Naidu Annavarapu

Mars is the next destination after Earth to support terrestrial life. Decades of Mars exploration has fascinated space explorers to endeavour for a human expedition. But human Mars enterprise is complicated than conventional mission as the journey is endowed with a profusion of distinct challenges from terrestrial planet to the planetary surface. To perceive and overcome the implications of interplanetary challenges, we conducted a study to manifest every challenge encountered during interplanetary transit from Earth to Mars. Our study concluded entire challenges were attributed to the options for trajectory correction and maneuvering, management of space vehicles, the hazards of exposure to galactic radiation, effects of crew health in a microgravity environment, deficit solar power production, hazards of nuclear elements, psychologic and health effects, interrupted communication interlink from the ground, the complication in fuel pressurization and management, recycling of space wastes, execution of the extra-vehicular activity, and Mars orbital insertion. The main objective of this paper is to underline all possible challenges and its countermeasures for a sustainable crewed mission beyond low earth orbit in forthcoming decades.

Comments: Conference Presented: 3rd IAA/AAS SciTech Forum 2020 Cyber Edition held virtually at RUDN University, Moscow, Russia from 8-10 December 2020. Accepted by International Program Committee for publication in the Volume of Advances of the Astronautical Sciences. (Manuscript Number: IAA-AAS-SciTech2020-018). Paper holds 12 Pages, 07 Figures and 44 References

Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Popular Physics (physics.pop-ph); Space Physics (

Report number: IAA-AAS-SciTech2020-018

Cite as: arXiv:2101.04723 [astro-ph.EP]

(or arXiv:2101.04723v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)

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From: Malaya Kumar Biswal M 

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