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Title: The L1 diamond affair
Authors: Sauer, Carl G. Jr.
Keywords: solar sail
Sun Earth connection
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: 2004 Spaceflight Mechanics Conference, Maui, HI, February 8-12, 2004
Abstract: The L1 Diamond is a configuration of four solar sail spacecraft traveling in approximately a diamond arrangement and situated on the Sun side of the Sun-Earth L1 Lagrange point. The purpose of this diamond arrangement will be to determine the large scale three-dimensional structure of solar disturbances propagated toward the Earth. These spacecraft will have a wide separation of 100 to 500 Earth radii and solar sails will maintain this separation in non-Keplarian orbits. In this paper equations are derived to calculate the solar sail characteristic acceleration as a function of the position in the L1 Diamond formation.
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