MOON-TO-MOON TRANSFER METHODOLOGY FOR MULTI-MOON SYSTEMS IN THE COUPLED SPATIAL CIRCULAR RESTRICTED THREE-BODY PROBLEM

David Canales, Kathleen C. Howell, Elena Fantino

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Abstract

Given the interest in future space missions devoted to the exploration of key moons in the Solar System and that may involve libration point orbits, an efficient design strategy for transfers between moons is introduced that leverages the dynamics in these multi-body systems. A general methodology for transfer design between the moons in any given system is developed within the context of the circular restricted three-body problem, useful regardless of the orbital planes in which the moons reside. A simplified model enables analytical constraints to determine the feasibility of a transfer between two different moons moving in the vicinity of a common planet.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationASTRODYNAMICS 2020
EditorsRoby S. Wilson, Jinjun Shan, Kathleen C. Howell, Felix R. Hoots
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages853-872
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780877036753
StatePublished - 2021
EventAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 9 Aug 202012 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume175
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

ConferenceAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period9/08/2012/08/20

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