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Title: Dynamics of Orbits Close to Asteroid 4179 Toutatis
Authors: Scheeres, D. J.
Ostro, S. J.
Hudson, R. S.
DeJong, E. M.
Suzuki, S.
Issue Date: Jan-1998
Citation: Icarus
Abstract: We use a radar-derived physical model of 4179 Toutatis to investigate close-orbit dynamics around that irregularly shaped, non-principal-axis rotator. The orbital dynamics about this body are markedly different than the dynamics about uniformly rotating asteroids. The results of this paper have a wider application to orbit dynamics about bodies in a non-principal-axis rotation state.
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