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Description

Our current ability to safely take mass from lunar orbit to the lunar surface is very limited. The transportation mechanisms that will bring all the required equipment and infrastructure, as well as the humans themselves, to the Moon's surface must be much further developed for a Lunar Settlement to exist.

Roadblock Type

Technical

Priority (1-5)

1

% Mitigated

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Citations:

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  3. Sachan, K., Padhi, R., "A near-optimal analytical guidance scheme for approach phases of autonomous lunar landing," Indian Control Conference, IEEE, 2016.
  4. Zhou, Y., et al., "Autonomous navigation for lunar satellite using X-ray pulsars with measurement faults," IEEE, IET Sci., Meas. Technol., 10 (2016): 239-246.
  5. Yue, L., et al., "Fast design and optimization of the low energy lunar escaping trajectory," CCDC, IEEE, 2016, 1203-1208
  6. Whitley, R., and Martinez, R., "Options for staging orbits in cislunar space," IEEE Aerospace Conference, IEEE, 2016, 1-9
  7. Karasinski, R., et. al., "Development of real-time performance metrics for manually-guided spacecraft operations," IEEE Aerospace Conference, IEEE, 2016, 1-9
  8. Tripathi, Ram K., and J. E. Nealy, "Lunar Radiation Risk Assessment and Shielding Design for Ionizing Space Radiation," Aerospace Conference, (2008): 1 - 11. PDF

    1. Tripathi - 2008 - Lunar radiation risk assessment and shielding design for ionizing space radiation.pdf