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Lyapunov Orbits in the Jupiter System Using Electrodynamic TethersVarious researchers have proposed the use of electrodynamic tethers for power generation and capture from interplanetary transfers. The effect of tether forces on periodic orbits in Jupiter-satellite systems are investigated. A perturbation force is added to the restricted three-body problem model and a series of simplifications allows development of a conservative system that retains the Jacobi integral. Expressions are developed to find modified locations of equilibrium positions. Modified families of Lyapunov orbits are generated as functions of tether size and Jacobi integral. Zero velocity curves and stability analyses are used to evaluate the dynamical properties of tether-modified orbits.
Document ID
20150008054
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Bokelmann, Kevin (Texas Univ. Austin, TX, United States)
Russell, Ryan P. (Texas Univ. Austin, TX, United States)
Lantoine, Gregory (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 13, 2015
Publication Date
August 11, 2013
Subject Category
Plasma Physics
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Astrodynamics
Meeting Information
2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference(Hilton Head, SC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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Keywords
Cassini
Galileo
solar cells
radioisotope thermal generators (RTGs)
Sun
Juno mission