On the stability of approximate displaced lunar orbits

Jules Simo, Colin McInnes

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In a prior study, a methodology was developed for computing approximate large displaced orbits in the Earth-Moon circular restricted three-body problem (CRTBP) by the Moon-Sail two-body problem. It was found that far from the L(1) and L(2) points, the approximate two-body analysis for large accelerations matches well with the dynamics of displaced orbits in relation to the three-body problem. In the present study, the linear stability characteristics of the families of approximate periodic orbits are investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpaceflight mechanics 2010
Subtitle of host publicationPTS I-III
EditorsD. Mortari, T.F. Starchville, A.J. Trask, J.K. Miller
Place of PublicationSan Diego, California
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2010
Event20th Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Spaceflight Mechanics 2010 - San Diego, California, , United States
Duration: 14 Feb 201117 Feb 2011

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
PublisherUnivelt Inc
ISSN (Print)1081-6003


Conference20th Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Spaceflight Mechanics 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, California,


  • restricted 3-body problem
  • points
  • periodic-orbits
  • solar-sail

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