Calculating Transfer Families to Periodic Distant Retrograde Orbits Using Differential Correction

Christopher J. Scott, David B. Spencer

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Abstract

The existence of collision orbits in the vicinity of the distant retrograde region is well documented in works involving satellite capture. This study uses the orderly arrangement of collision regions and a dynamical analysis to calculate transfer families to periodic distant retrograde orbits. The work provides a systematic procedure to produce transfer families, providing an alternative to other methods and a framework in which to understand the design space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1592-1605
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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