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Phasing Loops and the LADEE trajectory

12 Sep 2013, 07:18 UTC
Phasing Loops and the LADEE trajectory
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Many people have asked about LADEE’s trajectory, which uses 3 and a half “phasing loops” to get to the Moon. On one of my other postings, a reader asked if phasing loops saved delta-v on the trans-lunar injection (TLI) burn. The answer is no. The cost (in delta-v) to get to a lunar transfer from [...]

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