lunar descent trajectory design

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lunar descent trajectory design

Postby geno » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:56 pm

Is it possible to design a descent trajectory.I have designed a capture orbit 150X150 then a orbit of 15X150.
But is it possible to design a descent trajectory from an altitude of 15km?
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Re: lunar descent trajectory design

Postby jjkparker » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:18 pm

It's certainly possible to design a descent trajectory in GMAT, but we don't have any special support for that kind of thing. You would just be designing an orbital trajectory that ends at a lunar altitude of 0km.
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