On Finite Periodic Orbits Around the Equilateral Solutions of the Planar Restricted Three-Body Problem

  • R. K. Sharma
  • P. V. Subba Rao
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 127)


The motion of the infinitesimal mass in the restricted three body problem is considered in the vicinity of the triangular solutions, when the more massive primary is regarded as an oblate spheroid with its equatorial plane coincident with the plane of the motion. The effort here is to provide approximations to periodic solutions of finite size following the geometrical dynamic approach of Rand and Podogorski(1972).


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Sharma
    • 1
  • P. V. Subba Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Mathematics DivisionAerospace Dynamics and Design Group Vikram Sarabhai Space CentreTrivandrumIndia

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