The orbit stability and insertion strategy around an small asteroid

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Shoji Yoshikawa

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Abstract

Recent small bodies missions have intensively studied the orbit evolution around an irregular shaped bodies such as the comets and the asteroids. One important result obtained indicates the instability occurs when the orbit is direct and the orbital period is identical to that of the body spin period. This trivial instability was well analyzed so far and the criterion evaluating the associated unstable band width in the body spin period domain was developed. However, the numerical experiment results indicate there are still large discrepancies that cannot be accounted by such trivial resonance characteristics. This paper deals with those subjects and attempts to give the new mechanism for them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages377-384
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventAstrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, AIAA/AAS 1998 - Boston, United States
Duration: 1998 Aug 101998 Aug 12

Conference

ConferenceAstrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, AIAA/AAS 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period98/8/1098/8/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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