Application of the Jacobi Integral of Celestial Mechanics to the Terminal Guidance of Space Probes

  • Paolo Lanzano
Conference paper


The problem of terminal guidance for a space probe meant to reach the lunar surface is examined by means of the Jacobi Integral of Celestial Mechanics. The motion of the probe in the Earth-Moon system is considered from the point of view of the Restricted Three-Body Problem.


Space Probe Lunar Surface Jacobi Constant Moon System Guidance Scheme 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Lanzano
    • 1
  1. 1.NortronicsHawthorneUSA

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