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, Akifumi Kitajima, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Mutsuko Morimoto, Masataka Arakawa

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Abstract

Recent Space Exploration demands sometimes assume an apparent gravity capture around the Moon, using the solar tidal force effect accumulated while flying in the far boundary region of the Earth gravity field. However, when/where the capture occurs strongly depends on where the spacecraft departs from and approaches to the Moon. Therefore, such spontaneous capture is hardly applicable to the flexible and practical transportation systems to the Moon. The paper presents how the launch (departure) or swingby (arrival) conditions are relaxed taking the advantage of the artificial acceleration, electric propulsion means.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
Pages4681-4687
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2008 Sep 292008 Oct 3

Publication series

NameInternational Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
Volume7

Other

Other59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period08/9/2908/10/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Kawaguchi, J., Kitajima, A., Kawakatsu, Y., Morimoto, M., & Arakawa, M. (2008). Departure/swingby window expansion for gravity capture around the Moon via the combination of the solar tidal force with the low thrust propulsion. In International Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 (pp. 4681-4687). (International Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008; Vol. 7).