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Use of orbiting reflectors to decrease the technological challenges of surviving the lunar night

@inproceedings{Bewick2011UseOO,
  title={Use of orbiting reflectors to decrease the technological challenges of surviving the lunar night},
  author={Russell Bewick and Joan-Pau Sanchez Cuartielles and Colin R. McInnes},
  year={2011}
}
In this paper the feasibility of using lunar reflectors to decrease the technological challenges of surviving the lunar night is investigated. This is achieved by attempting to find orbits in the two-body problem where the argument of periapsis is constantly Sun-pointing to maximise the time spent by the reflectors over the night-side of the Moon. Using these orbits the ability of reflectors of varying sizes to provide sufficient illumination to a target point on the surface is determined for… CONTINUE READING

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