Low-energy transfers to the Moon with long transfer time

Kenta Oshima, Francesco Topputo, Tomohiro Yanao

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    Abstract

    This paper globally explores two-impulse, low-energy Earth–Moon transfers in the planar bicircular restricted four-body problem with transfer time of up to 200 days. A grid search combined with a direct transcription and multiple shooting technique reveals numerous families of optimal low-energy solutions, including some that have not been reported yet. We investigate characteristics of solutions in terms of parameters in two- and three-body dynamics, and discuss a trade-off between cost and transfer time based on Pareto-optimal solutions, with and without lunar gravity assists. Analysis of orbital characteristics reveals the role of the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon in the transfer dynamics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number4
    JournalCelestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
    Volume131
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

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    four body problem
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    Keywords

    • Direct transcription and multiple shooting
    • Low-energy transfer
    • Lunar gravity assist
    • Pareto-optimal solution
    • Restricted four-body problem

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    • Modelling and Simulation
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Space and Planetary Science
    • Computational Mathematics
    • Applied Mathematics

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    Low-energy transfers to the Moon with long transfer time. / Oshima, Kenta; Topputo, Francesco; Yanao, Tomohiro.

    In: Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 131, No. 1, 4, 01.01.2019.

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