THE ARTEMIS PROJECT
PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ON THE MOON
Reference Mission
Section 4.1.1.
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Options for Each Stage of the Reference Mission

Italicized options are ones not likely to be used.

  1. Launch Lunar Transfer Vehicle with its fuel
    Key options:

  2. Check out the LTV
    Key options:

  3. Launch descent stage, ascent stage with fuel
    Key options:

  4. Launch lunar base core module
    Key options:

  5. Integrate and check out the Artemis stack in low Earth orbit
    Key options:

  6. Artemis stack trans-lunar injection
    Key options:

  7. Lunar orbit insertion
    Key options:

  8. Undock and separate
    Key options:

  9. Descent orbit initiation
    Key options:

  10. Meanwhile, lunar transfer vehicle circularizes its orbit around moon
    Key options:

  11. Descent
    Key options:

  12. Landing
    Key options:

  13. Lunar Surface Operations
    Key options:

  14. Ascent stage liftoff
    Key options:

  15. Ascent Stage + LTV rendezvous
    Key options:

  16. Transearth Injection
    Key options:

  17. Earth orbit rendezvous
    Key options:

  18. Return crew and material to Earth surface
    Key options:

Reference Mission

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