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Title: Approaching moons from resonance via invariant manifolds
Authors: Anderson, Rodney L.
Keywords: approach
invariant manifolds,
resonant orbit
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, January 29 - February 2, 2012
Abstract: In this work, the approach phase from the final resonance of the endgame scenario in a tour design is examined within the context of invariant manifolds. Previous analyses have typically solved this problem either by using numerical techniques or by computing a catalog of suitable trajectories. The invariant manifolds of a selected set of libration orbits and unstable resonant orbits are computed here to serve as guides for desirable approach trajectories. The analysis focuses on designing an approach phase that may be tied into the final resonance in the endgame sequence while also targeting desired conditions at the moon.
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