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IBEX Lunar Synchronous Orbit

For the whole story, check out the June 24th, 2011 mission update by Dave McComas on the Official IBEX Web Site (ibex.swri.edu) .

The real challenge was to find an orbit that we could control for a long time. The original orbit could only be predicted for about 3 years. Cislunar space is a […]

New IBEX 3:1 Lunar Resonant Orbit

IBEX Earth-Moon Rotating Frame 10-year Trajectory

John and I tried to get the IBEX folks to go for this in 2007, but it was too late in the game to change the science orbit. After 2.5 years of nominal ops (and a whole lot of analysis by John and his team at Applied […]