Quasi-satellite orbit transfers via multi-revolutional periodic orbits

Kento Ichinomiya, Nicola Baresi, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Tomohiro Yanao

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Abstract

This paper explores the application of multi-revolutional periodic orbits to transfer between single-revolutional quasi-satellite orbits around the Martian moon Phobos. Multi-revolutional periodic orbits are retrograde trajectories that repeat after multiple revolutions around Phobos. At first, we generate them by conventional predictor-corrector scheme and bifurcation analysis and find many candidate options for trajectory design analyses. Next, we explore transfer solutions between different single-revolutional periodic quasi-satellite orbits. We find that, if we choose appropriate multi-revolutional periodic orbits, we can reduce the transfer time and ΔV, as well as increase the robustness of the transfers from a contingency analysis standpoint.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2019
EditorsFrancesco Topputo, Andrew J. Sinclair, Matthew P. Wilkins, Renato Zanetti
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages713-732
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780877036593
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Event29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2019 - Maui, United States
Duration: 2019 Jan 132019 Jan 17

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume168
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2019
CountryUnited States
CityMaui
Period19/1/1319/1/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Ichinomiya, K., Baresi, N., Kawakatsu, Y., & Yanao, T. (2019). Quasi-satellite orbit transfers via multi-revolutional periodic orbits. In F. Topputo, A. J. Sinclair, M. P. Wilkins, & R. Zanetti (Eds.), Spaceflight Mechanics 2019 (pp. 713-732). [AAS 19-422] (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; Vol. 168). Univelt Inc..