Study of the transfer between libration point orbits and lunar orbits in Earth–Moon system
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This paper is devoted to the study of the transfer problem from a libration point orbit of the Earth–Moon system to an orbit around the Moon. The transfer procedure analysed has two legs: the first one is an orbit of the unstable manifold of the libration orbit and the second one is a transfer orbit between a certain point on the manifold and the final lunar orbit. There are only two manoeuvres involved in the method and they are applied at the beginning and at the end of the second leg. Although the numerical results given in this paper correspond to transfers between halo orbits around the L1 point (of several amplitudes) and lunar polar orbits with altitudes varying between 100 and 500 km, the procedure we develop can be applied to any kind of lunar orbits, libration orbits around the L1 or L2 points of the Earth–Moon system, or to other similar cases with different values of the mass ratio.
CitationCheng, Y., Gomez Muntané, Gerard, Masdemont, J.J., Yuan, J. Study of the transfer between libration point orbits and lunar orbits in Earth–Moon system. "Celestial mechanics and dynamical astronomy", 23 Febrer 2017, vol. 128, núm. 4, p. 409-433.