Trajectory Design Considerations for Exploration Mission 1

  title={Trajectory Design Considerations for Exploration Mission 1},
  author={Timothy F. Dawn and Jeffrey P. Gutkowski and Amelia L. Batcha},
Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) will be the first mission to send an uncrewed Orion vehicle to cislunar space in 2018, targeted to a Distant Retrograde Orbit (DRO). Analysis of EM-1 DRO mission opportunities in 2018 help characterize mission parameters that are of interest to other subsystems (e.g., power, thermal, communications, flight operations, etc). Subsystems request mission design trades which include: landing lighting, addition of an Orion main engine checkout burn, and use of auxiliary… CONTINUE READING