Apollo 11 orbit simulation

Bruce Bartlett shared this question 1 year ago
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To commemorate the flight of Apollo 11 exactly 50 years ago, I made two GeoGebra simulations using the NSolveODE command to solve the restricted 3-body problem. Perhaps some readers are interested. The first is of the "parking orbit" around the Earth and the second is of the famous "figure-eight" free-return trajectory around the moon.

Parking orbit:

https://ggbm.at/dc9grp6h

Figure-eight trajectory:

https://ggbm.at/g7butzjd

There is also an accompanying website:

https://math.sun.ac.za/bbar...

Regards

Bruce

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Thank you for the captivating recount together with the explanation and Geogebra simulation, on the translunar orbit injection at webpage you pointed us to!

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Thumbs up - thanks for feedback.

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