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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

NASA Patents a Way to get to the Moon

NASA patents a faster, cheaper way to get to the moon.   US10696423B1   Will this speed the move to colonizing the moon.  Details and patent at link below.

Method for transferring a spacecraft from geosynchronous transfer orbit to lunar orbit

Method for placing a spacecraft into a lunar orbit, either by standard (i.e., impulsive) or ballistic (i.e., non-impulsive) capture, from an Earth orbit that is significantly inclined relative to the lunar orbit plane, with no constraint on the local time of perigee for the starting orbit.  ... '

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