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On the use of a continuous thrust to find bounded planar trajectories at given altitudes in Low Earth Orbits

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Author(s):
de Almeida Jr, Allan Kardec ; Murcia Pineros, Jhonathan Orlando [1] ; Bertachini de Almeida Prado, Antonio Fernando [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] de Almeida Jr, Jr., Allan Kardec, INPE Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 10, n. 1 MAY 26 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

In this work, it is shown how a spacecraft equipped with a thrust and subjected to a drag force can be bounded at specific altitudes as function of the parameters of the thrust. It is used nonlinear dynamics tools to find attractors, which bound the motion of the spacecraft. For a specific set of parameters of the thrust, the spacecraft is bounded to a given altitude. Several forms for the thrusts are proposed in order to bound the altitude of the spacecraft. The influence of several forms of perturbations in the altitude of the spacecraft is also investigated in this work, like the solar radiation pressure, gravity of the Moon and oblateness of the Earth. Finally, nonlinear dynamics tools are also used to investigate transfers among the bounded orbits in different altitudes. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/24561-0 - On the relevance of small bodies in orbital dynamics
Grantee:Othon Cabo Winter
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/18480-5 - Solutions for motion around artificial equilibrium points
Grantee:Allan Kardec de Almeida Junior
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 18/07377-6 - Spacecraft motion around artificial equilibrium points
Grantee:Allan Kardec de Almeida Junior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate