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Optimized transfers between Earth-Moon invariant manifolds

Beauregard, Laurent and Blazquez, Emmanuel and Lizy-Destrez, Stéphanie Optimized transfers between Earth-Moon invariant manifolds. (2018) In: 27th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics (ISSFD), 24 February 2019 - 28 February 2019 (Melbourne, Australia).

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Abstract

Launching its first module in 2022, the upcoming Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G) or simply the Gateway will be a space station assembled in cis-lunar space, most likely on a Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO). The best transfer strategy to the LOP-G remains an open question, one candidate involves going to an intermediate Halo as a parking orbit. The focus of this work is on the transfer methodology between Halo orbits. Two burns direct transfers can provide simple transfer trajectories, however when longer transfer time is permitted, structures of the natural dynamics of the Earth-Moon system, such as manifolds, can be exploited for transfers with lower cost in velocity increment dv. In this work, low thrust trajectories, Lambert arcs and new manifold intersection methods will be compared for the lowest cost dv.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (journal):International journal (no peer-reviewed)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Laurent Beauregard
Deposited On:05 Mar 2019 15:37

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