Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

Which of the following ways is the most efficient for a spacecraft to perform a lunar transfer orbit?

Option 1: Burn prograde until the spacecraft has a trajectory that comes around the back of the moon.

Option 2: Burn prograde until the spacecraft has a trajectory that goes around the front of the moon’s trajectory.

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  • 1 month ago

    Apollo used option 1 for all lunar flights (#10 through 17)

  • 1 month ago

    The tried and tested Prograde method

    Apollo used it an now the Chinese Probes

  • John
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    None of the above, free return from Lunar orbit. 

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