Global search for low-energy transfers to the moon with long transfer time

Kenta Oshima, Francesco Topputo, Tomohiro Yanao

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    Abstract

    The present paper globally searches for two-impulse, low-energy transfers to the Moon in the planar bicircular restricted four-body problem with transfer time up to 200 days. A grid search combined with a direct transcription and multiple shooting technique reveals numerous families of optimal low-energy solutions. We investigate characteristics of solutions in terms of two-and three-body parameters, and discuss a trade-off between time and cost (v) by exploring Pareto- optimal solutions, considering the presence or absence of lunar gravity assist. Analyzing orbital characteristics based on multi-body dynamics, we show useful perturbations of the Sun, Earth, and Moon to reduce v.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2017
    PublisherUnivelt Inc.
    Pages577-594
    Number of pages18
    Volume160
    ISBN (Print)9780877036371
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2017 - San Antonio, United States
    Duration: 2017 Feb 52017 Feb 9

    Other

    Other27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2017
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Antonio
    Period17/2/517/2/9

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Space and Planetary Science

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    Oshima, K., Topputo, F., & Yanao, T. (2017). Global search for low-energy transfers to the moon with long transfer time. In Spaceflight Mechanics 2017 (Vol. 160, pp. 577-594). Univelt Inc..