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Analysis of Capture Trajectories to the Vicinity of Libration PointsSpacecraft capture trajectories to the periodic orbits of the L1 and L2 points in the restricted Hill three-body problem are studied. The specific focus is on transfer to these vicinities from interplanetary trajectories. This application is motivated by future proposals to place "Deep Space ports" at the Earth and Mars L1 or L2 points. These spaceports are considered as candidate gateways for interplanetary transfers in the future. We utilize stable manifolds for capture trajectories to periodic orbits around the libration points. As a result, the cost of capture into a periodic orbit is also reduced relative to direct capture into a parabolic orbit. The way of linking between interplanetary transfer trajectories and the stable manifold is also discussed.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Nakamiya, M.
(Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies Japan)
Scheeres, D. J.
(Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Yamakawa, H.
(Kyoto Univ. Kyoto, Japan)
Yoshikawa, M.
(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Kanagawa, Japan)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 24, 2007
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics
Subject Category
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command And Tracking
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Public Use Permitted.
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