By Jeffrey S. Parker, Rodney L. Anderson
Based on years of study carried out on the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Low-Energy Lunar Trajectory Design offers high-level details to project managers and designated info to challenge designers approximately low-energy transfers among Earth and the moon. The booklet solutions high-level questions about the supply and function of such transfers in any given month and 12 months. Low-energy lunar transfers are in comparison with quite a few different sorts of transfers, and put in the context of historic missions.
Using this publication, designers could reconstruct any move defined therein, in addition to layout comparable transfers with specific layout parameters.
An Appendix, “Locating the Lagrange Points,” and an invaluable checklist of phrases and constants completes this technical reference.
- Surveys hundreds of thousands of attainable trajectories that could be used to move spacecraft among Earth and the moon, together with transfers to lunar libration orbits, low lunar orbits, and the lunar surface
- Provides information regarding the tools, types, and instruments used to layout low-energy lunar transfers
- Includes dialogue in regards to the adaptations of those transfers from one month to the following, and the $64000 operational facets of imposing a low-energy lunar transfer
- Additional discussions tackle navigation, station-keeping, and spacecraft platforms issues
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