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Natural formations at the Earth-Moon triangular point in perturbed restricted problems

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Author(s):
Salazar, F. J. T. [1] ; Winter, O. C. [1] ; Macau, E. E. [2] ; Masdemont, J. J. [3] ; Gomez, G. [4]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] UNESP, Grp Dinam Orbital & Planetol, BR-12516410 Guaratingueta, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais, BR-12227010 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[3] ETSEIB UPC, Dept Matemat Aplicada 1, Barcelona 08028 - Spain
[4] UB, Dept Matemat Aplicada & Anal, Barcelona 08007 - Spain
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Advances in Space Research; v. 56, n. 1, p. 144-162, JUL 1 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

Previous studies for small formation flying dynamics about triangular libration points have determined the existence of regions of zero and Minimum Relative Radial Acceleration with respect to the nominal trajectory, that prevent from the expansion or contraction of the constellation. However, these studies only considered the gravitational force of the Earth and the Moon using the Circular Restricted Three Body Problem (CRTBP) scenario. Although the CRTBP model is a good approximation for the dynamics of spacecraft in the Earth-Moon system, the nominal trajectories around equilateral libration points are strongly affected when the primary orbit eccentricity and solar gravitational force are considered. In this manner, the goal of this work is the analysis of the best regions to place a formation that is flying close a bounded solution around L-4, taking into account the Moon's eccentricity and Sun's gravity. This model is not only more realistic for practical engineering applications but permits to determine more accurately the fuel consumption to maintain the geometry of the formation. (C) 2015 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/08171-3 - Orbital dynamics of minor bodies
Grantee:Othon Cabo Winter
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/50151-0 - Dynamical phenomena in complex networks: fundamentals and applications
Grantee:Elbert Einstein Nehrer Macau
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 08/06066-5 - Controlling chaos and analysis of the dynamics of collective motion of satellite in formation flight
Grantee:Francisco Javier Tipán Salazar
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/03233-6 - Dynamics, control and reconfiguration of satellite formation flight around Lagrangian points
Grantee:Francisco Javier Tipán Salazar
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate