Designing displaced lunar orbits using low-thrust propulsion

Jules Simo, Colin R. McInnes

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Abstract

The design of spacecraft trajectories is a crucial task in space mission design. Solar sail technology appears as a promising form of advanced spacecraft propulsion which can enable exciting new space science mission concepts such as solar system exploration and deep space observation. Although solar sailing has been considered as a practical means of spacecraft propulsion only relatively recently, the fundamental ideas are by no means new (see McInnes1 for a detailed description). A solar sail is propelled by re ecting solar photons and therefore can transform the momentum of the photons into a propulsive force. This article focuses on designing displaced lunar orbits using low-thrust propulsion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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Keywords

  • periodic orbits
  • solar sail propulsion
  • solar electric propulsion
  • earth-moon libration points
  • linear dynamics

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Simo, Jules ; McInnes, Colin R. / Designing displaced lunar orbits using low-thrust propulsion. In: Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. 2010 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 259-265.
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