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With current or near-future projectable technology, how long would it take a ship to fly from Earth to a theoretical Earth-Sun L4 or L5 space station

Lets assume there's a space station already built, so this would be a flight off earth, brief acceleration, coasting most of the way, brief deceleration and connect with the station. I'm assuming ...
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How can I find the time of flight between spheres of influence?

I'm simulating an interplanetary trajectory between two spheres of influence. I have already simulated a hyperbolic escape within the sphere of influence and have arrived at the boundary of the ...
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Time of flight between two anomalies in a known orbital trajectory

Suppose I know all of the orbital elements of a particular orbital trajectory (not necessarily an elliptical one). Suppose I know the position and true anomalies at two different points in this ...
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Low Time-of-Flight Lambert Solver Trajectory Errors

I have a Lambert solver that is used to calculate the required delta-V for interplanetary transfer trajectories, but I recently ran into a problem. It works well for "long" time-of-flight trajectories ...