A control configured small circular Halo orbit around L2

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Abstract

A Lagrange point of Sun-Earth system, L1 or L2 is conceived one of the best point for astronomy and connection ports for outer planets. This paper describes a new useful control method for realizing and keeping small circular Halo orbits around the L2 point. First, a control law is mathematically derived from the restricted three body problem formulation and the associated properties are discussed. And next, some useful cases for the space mission are verified numerically using real ephemeris. The resulted Halo orbit is compact and circular realized with satisfactorily small thrust. The paper concludes the strategy is applied to many kinds of missions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstrodynamics 2005 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences - Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference
Pages2751-2760
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventAstrodynamics 2005 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences - Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference - South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Aug 72005 Aug 11

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume123 III
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

ConferenceAstrodynamics 2005 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences - Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySouth Lake Tahoe, CA
Period05/8/705/8/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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