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Examples of the nonlinear dynamics of ballistic capture and escape in the earth-moon systemAn example of a trajectory is given which is initially captured in an elliptic resonant orbit about the earth and then ballistically escapes the earth-moon system. This is demonstrated by a numerical example in three-dimensions using a planetary ephemeris. Another example shows a mechanism of how an elliptic orbit about the earth can increase its energy by performing a complex nonlinear transition to an elliptic orbit of a larger semi-major axis. Capture is also considered. An application of ballistic capture at the moon via an unstable periodic orbit using the four-body sun-earth-moon-S/C interaction is described.
Document ID
19900065920
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Belbruno, Edward A. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
ASTRODYNAMICS
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 90-2896
Meeting Information
AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference(Portland, OR)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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