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Trajectory correction for lunar flyby transfers to libration point orbits using continuous thrust

Yi Qi, Anton de Ruiter
2021 Astrodynamics  
AbstractTrajectory corrections for lunar flyby transfers to Sun-Earth/Moon libration point orbits (LPOs) with continuous thrusts are investigated using an ephemeris model.  ...  Using a prograde type 2 orbit as an example, numerical simulations show that our control strategy can efficiently address trajectory corrections for lunar flyby transfers with different practical constraints  ...  The data of the spacecraft and thrust engine are listed in Table 1 Lunar flyby transfers to libration point orbits In this paper, lunar flyby transfers from an LEO at an altitude of 200 km to Sun-Earth  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42064-020-0097-2 fatcat:onwlzcyskzhfnkolcqw7gtp5ba

Use of Libration-Point Orbits for Space Observatories

Robert W. Farquhar, David W. Dunham
1990 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
AbstractThe Sun-Earth libration points, L1and L2, are located 1.5 million kilometers from the Earth towards and away from the Sun.  ...  Halo orbits about these points have significant advantages for space observatories in terms of viewing geometry, thermal and radiation environment, and delta-V expediture.  ...  These transfers utilize a powered close lunar swingby to decrease the libration-point insertion costs. Figure 3 is like T h e delta-V is largest to achieve an orbit of about 100,000-km.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0252921100077332 fatcat:4gwr3slwunh6xnfsaa3enn4xy4

LIBRATION POINT MISSIONS, 1978 – 2002

D.W. DUNHAM, R.W. FARQUHAR
2003 Libration Point Orbits and Applications  
This paper summarizes the six missions to the vicinity of libration points that have been flown up to the time of this conference in June 2002.  ...  First, the authors present some basic properties of libration-point orbits, and some history of their development for early missions.  ...  How are double-lunar swingby orbits related to libration-point orbits?  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789812704849_0003 fatcat:cqs7zcg5t5ggnffmqgo6tafrne

LIBRATION ORBIT MISSION DESIGN: APPLICATIONS OF NUMERICAL AND DYNAMICAL METHODS

D. FOLTA, M. BECKMAN
2003 Libration Point Orbits and Applications  
Or branched to allow repeatable targeting • Maneuvers can be inserted were appropriate Example of a Forward Shooting Method of a Libration Point Orbit Lunar Gravity Assist Spacecraft: Three Axis Stabilized  ...  period revolution • Vary the launch injection C3 and parking orbital parameters XZ Projection ESE YZ Projection Example of a Forward Shooting Method of a Libration Point Orbit Direct Transfer •  ...  must be able to interface with one another Improved Tools Conclusions •Trajectory design in support libration missions is increasingly challenging as more constrained mission orbits are envisioned in  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789812704849_0005 fatcat:6p4wv3b4cjeypf3by4jm624s3u

Sun–Earth $$L_{1}$$ L 1 and $$L_{2}$$ L 2 to Moon transfers exploiting natural dynamics

Willem Johan van der Weg, Massimiliano Vasile
2014 Celestial mechanics & dynamical astronomy  
libration point orbit.  ...  Conclusions An algorithm has been presented that efficiently generates transfers from Sun-Earth libration point orbit to the Moon.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10569-014-9581-4 fatcat:uctjiuz7tvgljbbyetwtu6dp4q

A transfer network linking Earth, Moon, and the triangular libration point regions in the Earth-Moon system

Lucia R. Capdevila, Kathleen C. Howell
2018 Advances in Space Research  
and a second one from the lunar region to the triangular libration point region.  ...  Since this investigation already considers transfers from the Earth to the lunar region, and from the lunar region to the triangular libration point regions, it did not seem necessary to consider transfers  ...  Appendix: Transfer Data The following tables provide the necessary parameters to reproduce the transfer  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.asr.2018.06.045 fatcat:xlbcxetgc5ctvdiqpmfoflf6ye

POSSIBLE ORBITS FOR THE FIRST RUSSIAN/BRAZILIAN SPACE MISSION

A.A. SUKHANOV
2003 Libration Point Orbits and Applications  
Possible orbits of the Brazilian satellite are considered in the paper. All the orbits approach the Sun-Earth L 1 point or both L 1 and L 2 points; some of the orbits include L 1 or L 2 halo orbit.  ...  Both direct and lunar gravityassist trajectories are considered.  ...  Flying by the L 1 point and subsequent transfer to an L 2 halo orbit.  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789812704849_0010 fatcat:g2vbqn4pxfe6tjy7vmqkcbkhaa

A Universe Light House — Candidate Architectures of the Libration Point Satellite Navigation System

Lei Zhang, Bo Xu
2014 Journal of navigation  
Libration point orbits. 2. Satellite navigation. 3. Constellation coverage. 4. Autonomous orbit determination.  ...  In view of the shortcomings of existing satellite navigation systems in deep-space performance, candidate architectures which utilise libration point orbits in the Earth-Moon system are proposed to create  ...  The dynamical properties around the libration points are abundant, which offer many new orbits and applications to space missions, such as providing low energy transfers between the Earth and the Moon  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0373463314000137 fatcat:b7dbf5g7onfyvpdgejajursdse

Study of the transfer between libration point orbits and lunar orbits in Earth–Moon system

Yu Cheng, Gerard Gómez, Josep J. Masdemont, Jianping Yuan
2017 Celestial mechanics & dynamical astronomy  
This paper is devoted to the study of the transfer problem from a libration point orbit of the Earth-Moon system to an orbit around the Moon.  ...  500 km, the procedure we develop can be applied to any kind of lunar orbits, libration orbits around the L 1 or L 2 points of the Earth-Moon system, or to other similar cases with different values of  ...  Computation of a transfer from libration point orbit to a circular lunar orbit In this section we explain the general procedure used to compute transfer trajectories from a libration point orbit around  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10569-017-9759-7 fatcat:rsyprwyg5fb6hevaeznmr7qaka

Steps toward space colonization - Colony location and transfer trajectories

T. A. HEPPENHEIMER
1978 Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets  
A suitable point of departure is the identification of L2, the translunar libration point, as the catching-point for lunar- launched material.* Hence the colony location problem in- volves transfer trajectories  ...  latter orbits, to the exclusion of possible libration-point colony locations. colony, respectively. ms) = (Xm —X;)?  ... 
doi:10.2514/3.28013 fatcat:24fxzaexunhvzchmesz5ym2sfe

Modeling a Low-Energy Ballistic Lunar Transfer Using Dynamical Systems Theory

Jeffrey S. Parker, George H. Born
2008 Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets  
to lunar orbits, including transfers to low lunar orbits and lunar halo orbits, require two large maneuvers and fewer than six days of transfer time [1,2].  ...  An example ballistic lunar transfer is presented here that a spacecraft may use to transfer between a 185 km circular low Earth orbit and a halo orbit about the Earth-moon L, point using no deterministic  ... 
doi:10.2514/1.35262 fatcat:3h7yjbnq25aizggd4uw7y7jfi4

SeaWiFS lunar calibration methodology after six years on orbit

Robert E. Eplee, Jr., Robert A. Barnes, Frederick S. Patt, Gerhard Meister, Charles R. McClain, William L. Barnes, James J. Butler
2004 Earth Observing Systems IX  
The SeaWiFS Project uses monthly lunar calibrations to monitor the on-orbit radiometric stability of SeaWiFS over the course of its mission.  ...  The Project has recently implemented a correction for lunar libration that is computed from regressions of the libration angles of the observations against the lunar radiances.  ...  78 Taken together, the prelaunch calibration, the transfer-to-orbit, and the on-orbit lunar calibrations provide the stable top-of-the-atmosphere radiances required for the accurate retrievals of water-leaving  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.556408 fatcat:ubzsippi5nhj3kyqbl7m4mcx3e

A New Constellation Configuration Scheme for Communicating Architecture in Cislunar Space

Ming Xu, Jinlong Wang, Shengli Liu, Shijie Xu
2013 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
inclinations with respect to the Earth-Moon orbital plane.  ...  Four satellites were allocated on some natural orbits near points by a multiple shooting corrector numerically.  ...  As one family of natural solution of R3BP, libration point orbits have potential uses in lunar constellation architecture to ensure adequate coverage. Chow et al.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/864950 fatcat:b7ai2wdzxbhufp7db6xftqo7ru

On the construction of low-energy cislunar and translunar transfers based on the libration points

Ming Xu, Yan Wei, Shijie Xu
2013 Astrophysics and Space Science  
There exist cislunar and trans-lunar libration points near the Moon, which are referred as the LL1 and LL2 points respectively and can generate the different types of low-energy trajectories transferring  ...  It is presented that the asymptotical behaviors of invariant manifolds approaching to/from the libration points or halo orbits are destroyed by the solar perturbation.  ...  the cislunar libration point (LL 1 ) and trans-lunar libration point (LL 2 ), respectively.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10509-013-1563-6 fatcat:pkn7uydegbbo7i2yudffpb2g4e

Optimal about Controls for Out-of-Plane Motion the Translunar Libration Point

T. A. HEPPENHEIMER
1970 Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets  
Relation to Literature These results are in conflict with a period control proposed by Farquhar (“Lunar Communications with Libration Point J.  ...  ., not used), and fuel would be saved; however, when the satellite was to be used again, a large AV would be required to achieve transfer from the occulting orbit to an occultation-free orbit.  ... 
doi:10.2514/3.59652 fatcat:bu6ir4nxkjaoppc4fesk4m2pjq
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