The use of deep space port at L1 and L2 points in Sun-Earth and Earth-Moon systems with low thrust departure / return flight strategy

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Kohta Tarao, Michihiro Matsumoto, Mutsuko Morimoto

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Abstract

This paper presents how the collinear libration points in Sun-Earth and Earth-Moon systems are useful as space infrastructures designated here Deep Space Ports. This paper presents how the future deep space traffic system will be by contemplating the vicinity around the L1/L2 points as the quays in the Sun-Earth/Earth-Moon systems. Here is presented the Electric Delta-V Earth Gravity Assist technique, with the artificial small Halo orbits in the vicinity of those libration points. They are maintained by the low thrust propulsion means all the time to draw concise circular loci around the equilibrium points.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
Pages2090-2102
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
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
Volume4

Other

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

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Kawaguchi, J., Tarao, K., Matsumoto, M., & Morimoto, M. (2008). The use of deep space port at L1 and L2 points in Sun-Earth and Earth-Moon systems with low thrust departure / return flight strategy. In International Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 (pp. 2090-2102). (International Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008; Vol. 4).