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Unstable resonant orbits near Earth and their applications in planetary missions

Show simple item record Parker, Jeffrey S. Lo, Martin W. 2007-09-19T15:23:27Z 2007-09-19T15:23:27Z 2004-08-16
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2573
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the uses of planar, simple-periodic symmetrical families of orbits in mission designs in the Earth-Moon system. This classification is defined as the planar periodic orbits that pierce the x-axis in the rotating frame exactly twice per orbit where each piercing is orthogonal to the x-axis. A continuation method has been used to explore several families of this class of orbit in the Earth-Moon restricted three-body system. The invariant manifolds of the unstable orbits in each of these families are then produced and several mission designs are discussed that take advantage of these manifolds. Focus is given to mission designs that implement resonant orbits that periodically fly by the moon. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1500577 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004 en
dc.subject low thrust trajectory designs en
dc.subject invariant manifolds en
dc.subject Jupiter Galilean moons en
dc.title Unstable resonant orbits near Earth and their applications in planetary missions en
dc.type Preprint en

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