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Title: Analysis of various two synodic period Earth-Mars cycler trajectories
Authors: Byrnes, D. V.
McConaghy, T. T.
Longuski, J. M.
Issue Date: 4-Aug-2002
Citation: AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
Monterey, CA, USA
Abstract: Trajectories that regularly encounter Earth and Mars but use small or no propulsive maneuvers are known as cycler trajectories, or cyclers. For cyclers that repeat after two Earth-Mars synodic periods, several variations are possible. A detailed investigation is presented of a simple two synodic period cycler, along with several promising variations using combinations of one year and half-year phasing orbits. Analysis is included for both the circular co-planar model and with actual Earth and Mars ephemerides.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/9629
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