Recent Advances in Celestial and Space Mechanics

  • Bernard Bonnard
  • Monique Chyba

Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI, volume 23)

About this book


This book presents recent advances in space and celestial mechanics, with a focus on the N-body problem and astrodynamics, and explores the development and application of computational techniques in both areas. It highlights the design of space transfers with various modes of propulsion, like solar sailing and low-thrust transfers between libration point orbits, as well as a broad range of targets and applications, like rendezvous with near Earth objects. Additionally, it includes contributions on the non-integrability properties of the collinear three- and four-body problem, and on general conditions for the existence of stable, minimum energy configurations in the full N-body problem.
A valuable resource for physicists and mathematicians with research interests in celestial mechanics, astrodynamics and optimal control as applied to space transfers, as well as for professionals and companies in the industry.


Attitude control mechanics Low propulsion orbital transfers Low-thrust transfers between libration Mechanics for vehicles on planetary surfaces Optimal control Point orbits Return missions to mini-Moons Solar sailing Solar sailing for spacecraft propulsion Space mechanics Spacecraft propulsion Two, three and N-Body dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Bonnard
    • 1
  • Monique Chyba
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculte des Sciences MirandeUniversity of BurgundyDijonFrance
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Hawaii, ManoaHonoluluUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27462-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27464-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-350X
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-3518
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