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Lunar capture orbits, a method of constructing earth moon trajectories and the lunar GAS mission. [Get Away Specials]
Author and Affiliation:
Belbruno, E. A.(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Abstract: A method is described to construct trajectories from the earth to the moon which utilizes the existence of lunar capture orbits and the concept of 'stability boundary'. These orbits are ballistic and represent a new family of trajectories. They go into orbit about the moon from a suitable position about the earth with no required thrusting. This method is applied to a mission being studied at JPL called Lunar GAS (Get Away Special). Other applications are discussed.
Publication Date: May 01, 1987
Document ID:
19870065015
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 87A52289
Subject Category: ASTRODYNAMICS
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 87-1054
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CAPTURE EFFECT; EARTH-MOON TRAJECTORIES; GET AWAY SPECIALS (STS); BALLISTIC TRAJECTORIES; COORDINATES; MISSION PLANNING; ORBIT CALCULATION
Imprint And Other Notes: AIAA, DGLR, and JSASS, International Electric Propulsion Conference, 19th, Colorado Springs, CO, May 11-13, 1987. 10 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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