DEparture / swingby window expansion for gravity capture around the moon via the combination of the solar tidal force with the low thrust propulsion

Junichiro Kawaguchi, Keita Tanaka, Mutsuko Morimoto, Michihiro Matsumoto

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Abstract

One of the less delta V earth-moon transfer trajectories is achieved by using lunar gravity capture. However, whether S/C is captured by the moon or not depends on how the S/C approaches the moon. This paper presents how the chance of gravity capture is expanded using the solar tidal force and low thrust propulsion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Pages4424-4430
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2009 Oct 122009 Oct 16

Publication series

Name60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Volume6

Other

Other60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period09/10/1209/10/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Kawaguchi, J., Tanaka, K., Morimoto, M., & Matsumoto, M. (2009). DEparture / swingby window expansion for gravity capture around the moon via the combination of the solar tidal force with the low thrust propulsion. In 60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009 (pp. 4424-4430). (60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009; Vol. 6).