Orbit expressions in the continuous polar coordinate system

Jun Matsumoto, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

This paper shows a new strategy to design low-thrust trajectories by using elaborated rotational coordinates which includes two rotational coordinates used in the circular restricted three-body problems around the departure planet and the target planet. Firstly, a straight-line trajectory in these new coordinates is derived analytically. Secondly, by joining this straight-line trajectory, it can be possible to design low-thrust trajectories which satisfy the boundary conditions easily. In this paper, an example trajectory from Earth to Mars is designed. This example shows the effectiveness of this strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace for Our Future - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012
Pages85-92
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Space Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2012 May 152012 May 18

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume146
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other13th International Space Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period12/5/1512/5/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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