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The multi-revolution transfer orbits can be called as 'Phasing elliptical orbits'. In the mission planning, it gives us some advantage such as reducing the finite burn arc losses which may depending on the particular cases to about 80 m/s that can translate directly to savings in mass. Such transfers also give us good time to characterize the propulsion ...


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@DavidHammen and I agree: that delta-V plot is at best misleading, and at worst — well, Dave is a smart fellow, and he wisely didn't want to use the word here on SESE. It turns out the delta-Vs for all these transfers depend tremendously on how you do them. An example: as you point out, the plot says the delta-V to go from "Earth C3=0" to "Mars transfer" is ...


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