Durgin, William W.
A baseline mission was designed to retrieve 1 Kg of sample from the Moon's South Pole-Aitken Basin at 50 deg. S Lat. and 90 deg Long. From a decision tree of mass effective options, the most probable mission was extracted using the rocket equation. The most promising mission consists of a direct route to and from the moon and uses a 2-stage lander that does not rendezvous upon return.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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