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Approximations of distant retrograde orbits for mission design

Show simple item record Hirani, Anil N. Russell, Ryan P. 2006-03-23T18:39:49Z 2006-03-23T18:39:49Z 2006-01-22
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Tampa, Florida, January 22-26, 2006 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0137
dc.description.abstract Distant retrograde orbits (DROs) are stable periodic orbit solutions of the equations of motion in the circular restricted three body problem. Since no closed form expressions for DROs are known, we present methods for approximating a family of planar DROs for an arbitrary, fixed mass ratio. Furthermore we give methods for computing the first and second derivatives of the position and velocity with respect to the variables that parameterize the family. The approximation and derivative methods described allow a mission designer to target specific DROs or a range of DROs with no regard to phasing in contrast to the more limited case of targeting a six-state only en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2725569 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject Distant Retrograde Orbits (DRO) en
dc.subject approximation en
dc.subject mission design en
dc.subject targeting en
dc.title Approximations of distant retrograde orbits for mission design en
dc.type Preprint en

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