What is the Reference Mission?
We are planning many flights to the moon; however, one flight has the
distinction of being named the Reference Mission. This is the flight
which places the initial exploration base on the moon and establishes
the transportation system to support it.
We use the Reference Mission to determine the financial, technical,
and political issues ahead of us in our journey to establish that
critical foothold on the moon. Analysis of this mission provides us
with a data base of costs and anticipated revenues, from which we can
extrapolate the financial performance of each flight we conduct.
Refer to these sections of the Artemis Data Book for more
information on the Artemis Project Reference Mission:
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- Section 1.3 presents a
brief overview of the Reference Mission.
- Section 4 has all the detailed mission plans,
spacecraft concepts, system designs, and mission operations scenarios.
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