Reply to post: Re: Landing robots

We regret to inform you the massive asteroid NASA's all excited about probably won't hit Earth

A.P. Veening Silver badge

Re: Landing robots

What about using the earth as a slingshot?

Won't work as it will start way too close to earth. A lunar slingshot might work and if everything works out with the position of the moon at that time, the probe could pick up some more speed with an earth slingshot when coming back from the moon, but I'll leave the calculations for the (in)possibility of that to the specialists.

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