Global search for low-thrust transfers to the moon in the planar circular restricted three-body problem

Kenta Oshima, Stefano Campagnola, Tomohiro Yanao

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    Abstract

    The present study globally searches for low-thrust transfers to the Moon in the planar, circular, restricted, three-body problem. To reduce the dimensionality of parameters for determining initial costates, we narrow down candidates of solutions to those satisfying the necessary conditions for optimality based on the indirect method and use an analogy with the two-body dynamics for the initial periodic orbit around the Earth. We obtain a wide range of Pareto solutions in terms of time of flight and mass consumption. Several solutions exploit resonant lunar gravity assists to reduce fuel consumption.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2016
    PublisherUnivelt Inc.
    Pages415-433
    Number of pages19
    Volume158
    ISBN (Print)9780877036333
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2016 - Napa, United States
    Duration: 2016 Feb 142016 Feb 18

    Other

    Other26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2016
    CountryUnited States
    CityNapa
    Period16/2/1416/2/18

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Space and Planetary Science

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    Oshima, K., Campagnola, S., & Yanao, T. (2016). Global search for low-thrust transfers to the moon in the planar circular restricted three-body problem. In Spaceflight Mechanics 2016 (Vol. 158, pp. 415-433). Univelt Inc..