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Low-Energy Ballistic Transfers to Lunar Halo OrbitsRecent lunar missions have begun to take advantage of the benefits of low-energy ballistic transfers between the Earth and the Moon rather than implementing conventional Hohmann-like lunar transfers. Both Artemis and GRAIL plan to implement low-energy lunar transfers in the next few years. This paper explores the characteristics and potential applications of many different families of low-energy ballistic lunar transfers. The transfers presented here begin from a wide variety of different orbits at the Earth and follow several different distinct pathways to the Moon. This paper characterizes these pathways to identify desirable low-energy lunar transfers for future lunar missions.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Parker, Jeffrey S.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
July 1, 2015
Publication Date
August 9, 2009
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
AAS 09-443
Meeting Information
Meeting: 2009 Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Country: United States
Start Date: August 9, 2009
End Date: August 13, 2009
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Astronautical Society
Distribution Limits
Three-Body Halo Orbits
Earth Moon trajectory

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