On the a and g families of symmetric periodic orbits in the photo-gravitational hill problem and their application to asteroids

Daniel Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel J. Scheeres, Colin McInnes

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the exploration of families of planar symmetric periodic orbits around minor bodies under the effect of solar radiation pressure. For very small asteroids and comets, an extension of the Hill problem with Solar Radiation Pressure (SRP) perturbation is a particularly well-suited dynamical model. The evolution of the a and g families of symmetric periodic orbits has been studied in this model when SRP is increased from the classical problem with no SRP to levels corresponding to current and future planned missions to minor bodies, as well as one extreme case with very large SRP. In addition, the feasibility an applicability of these orbits for the case of asteroids was analysed, and the effect of SRP in their stability is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2014
EventAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014 - California, San Diego, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20147 Aug 2014

Conference

ConferenceAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period4/08/147/08/14

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Keywords

  • symmetric periodic orbits
  • photo-gravitational hill problem
  • asteroids
  • solar radiation pressure
  • dynamical modelling
  • mission design

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Garcia Yarnoz, D., Scheeres, D. J., & McInnes, C. (2014). On the a and g families of symmetric periodic orbits in the photo-gravitational hill problem and their application to asteroids. Paper presented at AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014, San Diego, United States.