NASA Spacecraft TRaDe Modeling System (NSTRDMS)

A rapid mission analysis tool is developed to support the ongoing design of a Lunar Transit trajectory of the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) between a Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) parking orbit and a lunar L2 southern Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO). A parameterization is developed by which the Lunar Transit can be analyzed in the context of varying vehicle mass, solar electric propulsion (SEP) configurations, and solar array power output. A rapid and novel mission analysis tool enables a wide array of these trade analyses to be completed without the need for extensive computing resources or time.

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