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The Collins was a KSA spaceship that used to take people between Earth and the Moon. It was named after Michael Collins, the Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11 and has since been replaced by Roosa.[1]

This is the ship that Jazz and her father came to Artemis on ten years ago.

Background

The ship is in zero-G the whole time so passengers can bounce around and float.

Earth-Moon Transit

The Collins uses an Uphoff-Crouch Cycler Orbit to transit between the Earth and the Moon. Using a ballistic orbit, the ship goes through a cycle with each step taking seven days.

Earth --> Moon --> (deep space out of Earth-moon plane) --> Moon --> Earth --> (deep space in the Earth-moon plane) --> Earth -->(repeats)

References

  1. Artemis (book)