Medium-energy, retrograde, ballistic transfer to the moon

Kenta Oshima, Francesco Topputo, Stefano Campagnola, Tomohiro Yanao

研究成果: Conference contribution

2 被引用数 (Scopus)

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This study analyzes a recently discovered new class of exterior transfers to the Moon under the perspective of lunar collision orbit dynamics. These transfers typically end with a retrograde ballistic capture, i.e., with negative Keplerian energy and angular momentum with respect to the Moon. Yet their Jacobi constant is relatively low, at which no forbidden regions exist, and the transfers do not appear to mimic the dynamics of the invariant manifolds of the Lagrange points. This paper shows that these orbits shadow instead lunar collision orbits. We investigate the dynamics of singular, lunar collision orbits in the Earth-Moon planar circular restricted three-body problem, and reveal their rich phase space structure in the medium-energy regime, for which invariant manifolds of the Lagrange point orbits break up. We show that lunar retrograde ballistic capture trajectories lie inside the tube structure of collision orbits. We also develop a method to compute medium-energy transfers by patching together the orbits inside the collision tube and those whose apogees are located in the appropriate quadrant in the Sun-Earth system. The method is used to systematically reproduce the novel retrograde ballistic capture.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルSpaceflight Mechanics 2016
編集者Martin T. Ozimek, Renato Zanetti, Angela L. Bowes, Ryan P. Russell, Martin T. Ozimek
出版社Univelt Inc.
ページ745-763
ページ数19
ISBN(印刷版)9780877036333
出版ステータスPublished - 2016
イベント26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2016 - Napa, United States
継続期間: 2016 2 142016 2 18

出版物シリーズ

名前Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
158
ISSN(印刷版)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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