Flight Question AMSO Custom Launch Window Planning?

WillRak

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Hi everyone,

I have been flying some AMSO missions to new landing sites on the moon, however I find that when I am preparing for TEI, I always have a very long burn time (around 300s), and I have noticed that this is likely due to a rather high orbital inclination around the moon. I use IMFD and the AMSO autopilot to align the base, but it always does so at a very high inclination, and that must have its roots in my launch time from earth (It would waste a lot of CSM fuel changing the plane of these orbits, and I doubt that was the method used). I normally launch when the moon's orbital plane matches precisely the target orbital plane of the Saturn V, as this keeps the dV required for TLI low.

For anyone who has flown their own AMSO missions, how do you refine your launch window to make sure that your orbit plane around the moon does not stray into extreme latitudes, i.e, have a very high inclination?

Thanks a lot,

Will
 
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