Stationkeeping, Orbit Determination, and Attitude Control for Spacecraft in Near Rectilinear Halo OrbitsFinal document is attached. From a Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO), NASA's Gateway at the Moon is planned to serve as a proving ground and a staging location for human missions beyond Earth. Stationkeeping, Orbit Determination (OD), and attitude control are examined for uncrewed and crewed Gateway configurations. Orbit maintenance costs are investigated using finite maneuvers, considering skipped maneuvers and perturbations. OD analysis assesses DSN tracking and identifies OD challenges associated with the NRHO and crewed operations. The Gateway attitude profile is simulated to determine an effective equilibrium attitude. Attitude control propellant use and sizing of the required passive attitude control system are assessed.
Newman, Clark P. (a.i. Solutions, Inc. Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States)
Davis, Diane C. (a.i. Solutions, Inc. Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States)
Whitley, Ryan J. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Guinn, Joseph R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ryne, Mark S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)