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Low Energy Flight: Orbital Dynamics and Mission Trajectory Design

  • Jianping Yuan
  • Yu Cheng
  • Jinglang Feng
  • Chong Sun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jianping Yuan, Yu Cheng, Jinglang Feng, Chong Sun
    Pages 1-5
  3. Jianping Yuan, Yu Cheng, Jinglang Feng, Chong Sun
    Pages 7-40
  4. Jianping Yuan, Yu Cheng, Jinglang Feng, Chong Sun
    Pages 41-69
  5. Jianping Yuan, Yu Cheng, Jinglang Feng, Chong Sun
    Pages 71-124
  6. Jianping Yuan, Yu Cheng, Jinglang Feng, Chong Sun
    Pages 125-151
  7. Jianping Yuan, Yu Cheng, Jinglang Feng, Chong Sun
    Pages 153-197
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-209

About this book

Introduction

The book focuses on the orbital dynamics and mission trajectory (transfer or target trajectory) design of low-energy flight in the context of modern astrodynamics. It investigates various topics that either offer new methods for solving classical problems or address emerging problems that have yet to be studied, including low-thrust transfer trajectory design using the virtual gravity field method; transfer in the three-body system using invariant manifolds; formation flying under space-borne artificial magnetic fields; and the orbital dynamics of highly irregular asteroids. It also features an extensive study of the orbital dynamics in the vicinity of contact binary asteroids, including the 1:1 ground-track resonance, the equilibrium points and their stability, and the third-order analytical solution of orbital motion in the vicinity of the non-collinear equilibrium point.
 
Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a valuable reference guide for all engineers and researchers interested in the potential applications of low-energy space missions.
 

Keywords

Low-energy flight Orbital dynamics Mission trajectory design Low-thrust Formation flying Contact binary asteroid

Authors and affiliations

  • Jianping Yuan
    • 1
  • Yu Cheng
    • 2
  • Jinglang Feng
    • 3
  • Chong Sun
    • 4
  1. 1.School of AstronauticsNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi'anChina
  2. 2.School of AstronauticsNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi'anChina
  3. 3.Nanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  4. 4.School of AstronauticsNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi'anChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6130-2
  • Copyright Information Science Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6129-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6130-2
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