The Earth-Moon low-energy transfer in the 4-body problem

Kaori Onozaki, Hiroaki Yoshimura, Shane D. Ross

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Abstract

A low energy transfer from the Earth to the Moon is proposed in the context of the 4-body Problem. We propose a new model by regarding the Sun-Earth-Moon-Spacecraft (S/C) 4-body system as the coupled system of the Sun-perturbed 3-body system and the Moon-perturbed 3-body system. In particular, we clarify the tube structures of invariant manifolds of the 4-body Problem by investigating the Lagrangian coherent structures of such a coupled 3-body system with perturbations. Lastly, we construct a low-energy transfer trajectory from the Earth to the Moon by patching two trajectories obtained from the perturbed systems at a Poincare section. We develop an optimal trajectory by minimizing the Delta-v at the Poincaré section.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2016
EditorsMartin T. Ozimek, Renato Zanetti, Angela L. Bowes, Ryan P. Russell, Martin T. Ozimek
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages1497-1512
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780877036333
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2016 - Napa, United States
Duration: 2016 Feb 142016 Feb 18

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume158
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

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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