Title

Numerical Determination of Natural Spacecraft Formations Near the Collinear Libration Points

Abstract

The work this paper describes identifies continuous natural relative trajectories near the collinear libration points numerically from the nonlinear CR3BP differential equations by utilizing a shooting method with a two-level differential corrector. The focus is on determining natural formations in the vicinity of the Earth-Moon L2 point when using the nonlinear equations of motion of the CR3BP. Upon identifying these relative trajectories analysis is conducted to determine drift rates of the uncontrolled trajectories compared to linearized formations near the collinear libration points. In addition, stationkeeping techniques are applied to determine the required maneuvers and frequencies and to assess ΔV maintenance of the nominal trajectories.

Meeting Name

IEEE Aerospace Conference, AeroConf 2020 (2020: Mar. 7-14, Big Sky, MT)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-172812734-7

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1095-323X

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

14 Mar 2020

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