How far can we go?

When moving around the solar system Delta V (ΔV) is the most used metric to determine how much fuel we need to put a payload into an orbit or land at a destination.

This calculator uses the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation to determine ΔV. All ΔV values are based on Hohmann transfer orbits.

Note: All values are estimates.

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The dry mass of the rocket

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{{ formData.exhaustVelocity | addCommas }} m/s Exhaust Velocity (Ve)

Specific Impulse values are estimates

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Results

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Second Stage ΔV {{ secondStageDeltaV | addCommas }} m/s
Total ΔV {{ totalDeltaV | addCommas }} m/s

Map Source: Wikipedia

Solar system delta v map Delta-v map of selected bodies in the solar system, assuming burns are at periapsis, and gravity assist and inclination changes are ignored, by CMG Lee based on data on http://deltavposter.space and http://i.imgur.com/WGOy3qT.png . escape/capture escape/capture SOLAR SYSTEMDELTA-V MAP Kuiper beltobjects Gas and ice giants Asteroids Terrestrial planets LEGEND HohmanntransferorbitfromEarthto object Hohmann transfer orbitfrom object to satellite low circularorbit Celestialobject Satellite Δv for each segment in ms−1 ◀ = can aerobrake (burns at periapsis; gravity assist and inclination changes ignored) Sun escape Suntransfer 10000 km orbit Sun 30 200 109 17 33 117 269 690 987 1099 297 3 379 923 388 280 2085 15743 178107 440000 ms−1 Sednatransfer 20 kmorbit Sedna 820 150 290 Eristransfer 100 kmorbit Eris 1956 388 937 Makemaketransfer 100 kmorbit Makemake 2857 209 517 Haumeatransfer Hi'iakatransfer Namakatransfer 100 kmorbit 50 kmorbit 50 kmorbit Haumea Hi'iaka Namaka 2836 6 6 229 356 16 31 97 46 12 45 Plutotransfer Charontransfer 100 kmorbit 50 kmorbit Pluto Charon 2703 36 304 876 16 166 427 Neptunetransfer Nereidtransfer Tritontransfer Proteustransfer 1000 kmorbit 10 kmorbit 100 kmorbit 20 kmorbit Neptune Nereid Triton Proteus 354 ▶ 50 ▶ 740 ▶ 1380 ▶ 4580 ▶ 16781 ▶ 870 40 90 1707 411 1046 2900 50 110 Uranustransfer Oberontransfer Titaniatransfer Umbrieltransfer Arieltransfer 1000 kmorbit 50 kmorbit 50 kmorbit 50 kmorbit 50 kmorbit Uranus Oberon Titania Umbriel Ariel ◀ 513 ◀ 460 ◀ 149 ◀ 362 ◀ 346 ◀ 4802 ◀ 15807 1621 208 531 1784 215 546 2210 152 387 2318 151 378 Saturntransfer Iapetustransfer Titantransfer Rheatransfer 2000 kmorbit 50 kmorbit 1000 kmorbit 50 kmorbit Saturn Iapetus Titan Rhea 421 ▶ 301 ▶ 556 ▶ 1039 ▶ 8328 ▶ 20413 ▶ 2162 162 418 2202▶ 656▶ 8341▶ 4163 129 298 Jupitertransfer Callistotransfer Ganymedetransfer Europatransfer Iotransfer 2000 kmorbit 100 kmorbit 100 kmorbit 100 kmorbit 100 kmorbit Jupiter Callisto Ganymede Europa Io ◀ 271 ◀ 1114 ◀ 804 ◀ 1055 ◀ 1558 ◀ 12667 ◀ 33146 4025 701 1750 4790 788 1947 5920 575 1444 5783 730 1781 Hygieatransfer 20 kmorbit Hygiea 4915 63 139 Pallastransfer 20 kmorbit Pallas 4562 91 172 Cerestransfer 20 kmorbit Ceres 4381 148 280 Vestatransfer 20 kmorbit Vesta 4096 102 173 Marstransfer Deimostransfer Phobostransfer 200 kmorbit 1 kmorbit 1 kmorbit Mars Deimos Phobos 673 ▶ 336 ▶ 395 ▶ 698 ▶ 3578 ▶ 649 2 4 535 3 6 Moontransfer Geostationarytransfer Earth 250 kmorbit 100 kmorbit Geostationary(35786 km)orbit Earth Moon ◀ 93 ◀ 679 ◀ 2440 ◀ 9256 145 676 1721 1472 Venustransfer 400 kmorbit Venus 359 ▶ 2939 ▶ 29705 ▶ Mercurytransfer 100 kmorbit Mercury 6310 1220 3062