Flying near the libration points by impulse control

Mai Bando, Akira Ichikawa

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Formation flying along a halo orbit near the L1 point in the Sun-Earth circular restricted three-body system with impulse control is considered. The reference orbit is a periodic perturbation of the halo orbit generated by an exosystem, and the output regulation theory for discrete system is employed for the transition and maintenance. The minimum impulse number and the total velocity change required for the maintenance of the halo orbit are shown. Then the total velocity change for the maintenance of the perturbed reference orbits is shown. Finally, formation flying near the L1 point is considered, where the reference orbit is a periodic orbit whose frequency is equal to that of the linearized equations of motion at the L 1 point.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3045-3057
Number of pages13
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Spaceflight Mechanics 2013 - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Feb 10 2013Feb 14 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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