de Almeida, Jr., A. K.
Prado, A. F. B. A.
Sanchez, D. M.
Total Authors: 4
 Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
 Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
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The main goal of this paper is to describe the motion of a spacecraft around an artificial equilibrium point in the circular restricted three-body problem. The spacecraft is under the gravitational influence of the Sun and the Earth, as primary and secondary bodies, subjected to the force due to the solar radiation pressure and some extra perturbations. Analytical solutions for the equations of motion of the spacecraft are found using several methods and for different extra perturbations. These solutions are strictly valid at the artificial equilibrium point, but they are used as approximations to describe the motion around this artificial equilibrium point. As an application of the method, the perturbation due to the gravitational influence of Jupiter and Venus is added to a spacecraft located at a chosen artificial equilibrium point, near the Lagrangian point of the Sun-Earth system. The system is propagated starting from this point using analytical and numerical solutions. Comparisons between analytical-analytical and analytical-numerical solutions for several kinds of perturbations are made to guide the choice of the best analytical solution, with the best accuracy. (AU)