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Effects of the Eccentricity of a Perturbing Third Body on the Orbital Correction Maneuvers of a Spacecraft

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Author(s):
Domingos, R. C. [1, 2] ; Prado, A. F. B. A. [1] ; Gomes, V. M. [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] INPE, BR-12227010 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Sao Joao Da Boa Vista, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Guaratingueta, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING; 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

The fuel consumption required by the orbital maneuvers when correcting perturbations on the orbit of a spacecraft due to a perturbing body was estimated. The main goals are the measurement of the influence of the eccentricity of the perturbing body on the fuel consumption required by the station keeping maneuvers and the validation of the averaged methods when applied to the problem of predicting orbital maneuvers. To study the evolution of the orbits, the restricted elliptic three-body problem and the single- and double-averaged models are used. Maneuvers are made by using impulsive and low thrust maneuvers. The results indicated that the averaged models are good to make predictions for the orbital maneuvers when the spacecraft is in a high inclined orbit. The eccentricity of the perturbing body plays an important role in increasing the effects of the perturbation and the fuel consumption required for the station keeping maneuvers. It is shown that the use of more frequent maneuvers decreases the annual cost of the station keeping to correct the orbit of a spacecraft. An example of an eccentric planetary system of importance to apply the present study is the dwarf planet Haumea and its moons, one of them in an eccentric orbit. (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: 11/09310-7 - Orbital study of the motion of spacecrafts
Grantee:Antônio Fernando Bertachini de Almeida Prado
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/21023-6 - Artificial satellite dynamics
Grantee:Rodolpho Vilhena de Moraes
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/13101-4 - Study of orbital maneuvers to escape from collisions for a spacecraft and a group of particles
Grantee:Vivian Martins Gomes
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants