Lunar Halo Orbits
What is Next?

Humans have not been to the moon since the 1970s. However, the moon still has much to offer from scientific discover to valuable natural resources. Before we can go back to the moon we must create an infrastructure that allows us to easily and safely conduct expeditions on and around the moon's surface. The most vital system to be constructed is a communications system that provides 100% coverage of the moon's surface with a direct connection back to Earth. Halo orbits, a phenomena unique to 3-body systems, provide an affordable and configurable solution that meets these requirements. Finally, the Single Shooting Method reveals that it is possible to inject a satellite into one of these unstable orbits. Exploiting unique astrodynamical trajectories like halo orbits represent a powerful method for pushing the envelope of space in an affordable and sustainable manner.

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