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Title: On the detection of energetically efficient trajectories for spacecraft
Authors: Dellnitz, Michael
Junge, Oliver
Lo, Martin
Thiere, Bianca
Keywords: halo orbits
target shooting
Genesis mission
Issue Date: 30-Jul-2001
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001.
Citation: AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Quebec City, Canada, July 30 - August 2, 2001
Abstract: We propose a new method for the detection of energy-efficient trajectories for spacecraft. Via a so called target-shooting approach a pseudo-orbit between the relevant points in space is constructed in a simple model of the problem. This approximate trajectory is meant to serve as input for a more sophisticated direct method in order to compute a true trajectory in the full model. We demonstrate the applicability of the new method by considering the redesign of part of the trajectory of the NASA/JPL Genesis discovery mission.
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