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A Survey of Ballistic Transfers to Low Lunar OrbitA simple strategy is identified to generate ballistic transfers between the Earth and Moon, i.e., transfers that perform two maneuvers: a trans-lunar injection maneuver to depart the Earth and a Lunar Orbit Insertion maneuver to insert into orbit at the Moon. This strategy is used to survey the performance of numerous transfers between varying Earth parking orbits and varying low lunar target orbits. The transfers surveyed include short 3-6 day direct transfers, longer 3-4 month low energy transfers, and variants that include Earth phasing orbits and/or lunar flybys.
Document ID
20120000635
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Parker, Jeffrey S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Anderson, Rodney L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Peterson, Andrew (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
February 13, 2011
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
AAS 11-277
Meeting Information
21st AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting(New Orleans, LA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Transfers
Earth-Moon
Low-Energy Lunar
Mission Design,