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Predicting Apogee and Perigee of the Moon

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06 Feb 2013 (Updated )

This MATLAB script uses the MICE geometry finder to predict the time of lunar apogee and perigee.

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Predicts the TDB times and geocentric distance of local and global apogee and perigee events of the Moon. This script uses the MICE version of the geometry finder (cspice_gfdist) and the JPL de421.bsp binary ephemeris for the core computations.

MATLAB release MATLAB 8.0 (R2012b)
Other requirements Requires platform specific MICE mex file, binary ephemeris file and MICE support functions. These are available at naif.jpl.nasa.gov/naif/toolkit_MATLAB.html
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Updates
28 Jul 2014

Minor update to main script (list of required support files). Verified script works with MICE version N65 under Windows.

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