Lunar Launch Windows

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ambrous

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I remember reading that there were different lunar launch windows for the US and the USSR in the late 1960s space race. Why the different windows. I could see wanting to land where the sun was a certain distance above the lunar horizon, but wouldn't that be the same for both launch locations?
 
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Would the latitude of the Soviet launch site resulted in narrower windows than what the US had? I figure that would have resulted in a different TLI burn. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <hr style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em" />Will Pittenger<hr style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em" />Add this user box to your Wikipedia User Page to show your support for the SDC forums: <div style="margin-left:1em">{{User:Will Pittenger/User Boxes/Space.com Account}}</div> </div>
 
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I was specifically thinking about the December 1968 window for each country to sent the first man to orbit/circumnavigate the moon. As I recall the USSR date was around Dec. 12 and the U.S. date was around Dec 21. Is it not possible to send a ship to the moon outside those date even if you don't worry about the sun and lunar horizon since there is no landing to think about?
 
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