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Circular-orbit maintenance strategies for primitive body orbiters

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dc.contributor.author Wallace, Mark S.
dc.contributor.author Broschart, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-12T20:35:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-12T20:35:03Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-11
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 11-15, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno CL#13-3039
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44433
dc.description.abstract For missions to smaller primitive bodies, solar radiation pressure (SRP) is a sig-nificant perturbation to Keplerian dynamics. For most orbits, SRP drives large oscillations in orbit eccentricity, which leads to large perturbations from the irregular gravity field at periapsis. Ultimately, chaotic motion results that often escapes or impacts that body. This paper presents an orbit maintenance strategy to keep the orbit eccentricity small, thus avoiding the destabilizing secondary interaction with the gravity field. An estimate of the frequency and magnitude of the required maneuvers as a function of the orbit and body parameters is derived from the analytic perturbation equations. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2013 en_US
dc.subject orbit en_US
dc.subject control en_US
dc.subject comet en_US
dc.subject asteroid en_US
dc.title Circular-orbit maintenance strategies for primitive body orbiters en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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