Homo- and Heteroclinic Connections in the Spatial Solar-Sail Earth-Moon Three-Body Problem

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This paper explores the existence of homo- and heteroclinic connections between solar-sail periodic orbits in the Earth-Moon three-body problem. While such connections have been explored extensively in the classical system, the addition of a solar-sail induced acceleration introduces a time-dependency in the dynamics which prevents the use of traditional tools for reducing the dimensionality of the problem (e.g., the Jacobi constant and spatial Poincaré sections). This paper therefore explores the use of solar-sail assisted manifolds, temporal Poincaré sections, and a genetic algorithm approach to achieve the sought-after connections and apply the approach to a range of solar-sail periodic orbits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 11/08/19 - 15/08/19 Portland, United States
EditorsIslam I. Hussein, Kenneth R. Horneman, Christopher Scott , Brian W. Hansen
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-87703-666-1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference - Portland, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201915 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences Series


Conference2019 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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