Talk:Lunar Transfer Trajectories
I am doing a series of MATLAB calculations on an idealized case of "ballistic transfer trajectories", the simplification putting Luna in circular rigid-body motion about Terra with a period equal to the sidereal month, at a radius equal to the mean barycentric distance. I did this before with a slightly different set of assumptions. The objective is an exhaustive search of first-revolution trajectories, at 1 m/s (starting geocentric velocity) by 1 degree (initial position with respect to Terra-Luna radius vector) resolution. I expect to search the velocity range from 10 000 to 12 000 m/s, with a maximum flight-time of 240 hours. Then I will pick out some nice ones to plot graphs of.
-- publius 06:14, 9 November 2008 (UTC)