A Simple Targeting Procedure for Lunar Trans-Earth Injection

  title={A Simple Targeting Procedure for Lunar Trans-Earth Injection},
  author={Shane B. Robinson and David K. Geller},
A simple targeting algorithm for lunar trans-Earth injection is developed. This algorithm builds on techniques developed for the Apollo program and other lunar and interplanetary missions. The simplicity and robustness of this particular algorithm makes it well-suited for onboard use during contingency and abort operations. Rather than attempting to create fuel-optimal trajectories, the algorithm presented in this paper focuses on computing a trajectory from low lunar orbit to direct… CONTINUE READING

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