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Title: The Lunar L1 Gateway : portal to the stars and beyond
Authors: Lo, Martin
Ross, Shane
Keywords: lunar gateways
human servicing
libration missions
halo orbits
Issue Date: 28-Aug-2001
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001.
Citation: AIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 28 - 30, 2001.
Abstract: Our Solar System is interconnected by a vast system of winding tunnels generated by the Lagrange Points of all the planets and their moons. These passageways are identified by portals around L1 and L2, the halo orbits. By passing through a halo orbit portal, one enters the ancient and colossal labyrinth of the Sun. This natural Interplanetary Supherhighway System (IPS) provides ultra-low energy transport throughout the Earth's Neighborhood, the region between Earth's L1 and L2. This is enabled by an accident: the current energy levels of the Earth L1 and L2 Lagrange points differ from that of the Earth-Moon by only about 50 rn/s (as measured by AV). The significance of this happy coincidence to the development of space cannot be overstated. For example, this implies that Iunar L1 halo orbits are connected to halo orbits around Earth's L1 or L2 via low energy pathways...
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