Leveraging finite-time lyapunov exponent maps to design tours incorporating three moons

David Canales, Kathleen C. Howell, Elena Fantino

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Abstract

Designing tours that involve two or more moons and potentially libration point orbits is a challenging problem with many factors playing important roles. The focus of the present investigation is an efficient and general strategy that aids in the design of tour missions that involve transfers between two or more moons located in their true orbital planes by means of impulsive transfers. The strategy incorporates Finite-Time Lyapunov Exponent (FTLE) maps within the context of the moon-to-moon analytical transfer (MMAT) scheme previously proposed by the authors. The result is a computationally efficient technique that allows three-moon tours designed within the context of the circular restricted three-body problem. The method is demonstrated for a Ganymede->Europa->Io tour.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationAccelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery conference, ASCEND 2021
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
EventAccelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery conference, ASCEND 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 15 Nov 202117 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameAccelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery conference, ASCEND 2021

Conference

ConferenceAccelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery conference, ASCEND 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period15/11/2117/11/21

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