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Stationkeeping of the First Earth-Moon Libration Orbiters: The ARTEMIS MissionLibration point orbits near collinear locations are inherently unstable and must be controlled. For Acceleration Reconnection and Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun (ARTEMIS) Earth-Moon Lissajous orbit operations, stationkeeping is challenging because of short time scales, large orbital eccentricity of the secondary, and solar gravitational and radiation pressure perturbations. ARTEMIS is the first NASA mission continuously controlled at both Earth-Moon L1 and L2 locations and uses a balance of optimization, spacecraft implementation and constraints, and multi-body dynamics. Stationkeeping results are compared to pre-mission research including mode directions.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Folta, David
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Woodard, Mark
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Cosgrove, D.
(California Univ. Berkeley, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
July 31, 2011
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Report/Patent Number
AAS 11-515
Meeting Information
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference(Girdwood, AK)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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