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Old 02-24-2019, 03:37 PM   #1
Default Flying to the moon - calculating manual burns

Ok, I haven't been here for a while but I couldn't find any posts on this.

Are there any tutorials, or can someone point out the best way to fly to the moon .. manually. The challenge here would be to launch to orbit from any time and calculate exactly and for how long you need to start an engine burn to adjust orbits etc.

How accurate would it be to calculate when manual burns and for how long should be applied to correct orbits (ie correct inclination orbits to the moon to ready for injection - where to point ship to direct a burn etc.. etc..)

I know you can do corrections on the fly, but let's say you're only allowed to make adjustments based on what you've calculated. Has this been done?
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:43 PM   #2
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I remember doing this over a decade ago. I went to the Moon using OrbitMFD and a calculator.

There are some sources in the external links section, including this: http://www.braeunig.us/space/orbmech.htm#maneuver

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I haven't tried this myself: https://www.orbiter-forum.com/showth...739#post275287
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