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Analysis of various two synodic period Earth-Mars cycler trajectories

Show simple item record Byrnes, D. V. en_US McConaghy, T. T. en_US Longuski, J. M. en_US 2004-09-17T07:05:28Z 2004-09-17T07:05:28Z 2002-08-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference en_US
dc.identifier.citation Monterey, CA, USA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-1734 en_US
dc.description.abstract Trajectories that regularly encounter Earth and Mars but use small or no propulsive maneuvers are known as cycler trajectories, or cyclers. For cyclers that repeat after two Earth-Mars synodic periods, several variations are possible. A detailed investigation is presented of a simple two synodic period cycler, along with several promising variations using combinations of one year and half-year phasing orbits. Analysis is included for both the circular co-planar model and with actual Earth and Mars ephemerides. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other trajectory cycler repeat orbits en_US
dc.title Analysis of various two synodic period Earth-Mars cycler trajectories en_US

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