Cycler orbit design using low-thrust in the Sun-Earth-Moon system

Keitaro Miyahara, Yuki Kayama, Mai Bando, Shinji Hokamoto

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Recently, a lot of studies have been focusing on the transfer to the Moon. Cycler orbits which can periodically encounter the Earth and the Moon using swingbys can provide a low-cost transportation system to the Moon. In previous studies, several methods to design cycler orbits have been developed based on the two-body problem. This paper improves the previous studies in terms of the following three factors. First, a cycler orbit is designed in the three-body problem. This expansion is basically difficult due to the sensitivity of the three-body dynamics. To overcome this problem, the orbit generated in the two-body problem of the Earth is used as an initial guess and expanded to the orbit in the three-body problem using multiple-shooting differential correction and mass continuation. Second, the accessibility of the other orbits in the cis-lunar region is investigated. It verifies whether the cycler orbit can connect to a family of Lyapunov orbit in the Earth-Moon system and calculates the required velocity change amount. Finally, the influence of perturbation from the Sun is taken into account. Then a new control method is proposed based on the linear quadratic regulator that enables to eliminate the influence of the Sun in the BCR4BP.

ジャーナルProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
出版ステータス出版済み - 2020
イベント71st International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2020 - Virtual, Online
継続期間: 10月 12 202010月 14 2020

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 航空宇宙工学
  • 天文学と天体物理学
  • 宇宙惑星科学


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