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Title: Earth orbit raise design for the ARTEMIS mission
Authors: Whiffen, Gregory J.
Sweetser, Theodore H.
Keywords: Earth orbit
lunar transfer
Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun mission, (ARTEMIS)
Issue Date: 13-Aug-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 13-16, 2012
Abstract: ARTEMIS is a mission to send two spacecraft from Earth orbit to libration orbits around the Moon Lagrange points and then into lunar orbit. Lunar flybys were used early in the mission to send the spacecraft into low-energy lunar transfers which were designed libration orbits for minimal ΔV . ARTEMIS began by raising the Earth orbits of each spacecraft to achieve the planned lunar flybys. Spacecraft conguration and operation constraints made the Earth orbit raise phase of the mission a signicant mission design challenge by itself. This paper describes the process used to and trajectories that achieved mission goals and the resulting series of Earth orbits that culminated in successful lunar flybys.
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