Stable and unstable orbits around Mercury
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This paper provides a study of the stable and unstable regions around the smaller primary in the framework of the spatial elliptic restricted three-body problem. The definitions and methods used to determine stable and unstable regions are extended to three dimensions. New results concerning the stable and unstable regions around Mercury are obtained in the Sun–Mercury system.
KeywordsWeak stability boundary Weak capture Spatial elliptic restricted three-body problem
Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)70F07 70F15 37N05
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