Earth return orbits are investigated using continuous acceleration provided by low-thrust propulsion system. The problem is formulated as an optimal control problem, and solved by calculus of variation approach. The applicability of low-thrust Earth return trajectories to cycler orbits between the Earth and Mars is to be discussed. Cycler orbits are trajectories, which encounter the same planets on a regular interval repeatedly. Future study aims at constructing the cycler orbits with low thrust propulsion analytically in the restricted three body problem and Hill's equations.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2004 12月 1|
|イベント||International Astronautical Federation - 55th International Astronautical Congress 2004 - Vancouver, Canada|
継続期間: 2004 10月 4 → 2004 10月 8
|Conference||International Astronautical Federation - 55th International Astronautical Congress 2004|
|Period||04/10/4 → 04/10/8|
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