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Using Mars' inner moon Phobos as a brake

Phobos isn't massive enough to gravitationally affect a spacecraft's trajectory. The gravity on Phobos is only 0.006℅ of what it is on Earth. Phobos would be useful in the settlement of Mars as a kind ...
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Using Mars' inner moon Phobos as a brake

This wouldn't really work. Phobos is tiny, and its gravity is proportionally weak (in some areas, the escape velocity is around a slow jog), so first off, any sort of gravity assist you do is going to ...
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