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
    PublisherUnivelt Inc.
    Pages1497-1512
    Number of pages16
    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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    Onozaki, K., Yoshimura, H., & Ross, S. D. (2016). The Earth-Moon low-energy transfer in the 4-body problem. In Spaceflight Mechanics 2016 (Vol. 158, pp. 1497-1512). Univelt Inc..