|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|1715953||1519987||2011||18 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
In response to the scientific interest in Jupiter's Galilean moons, NASA and ESA have plans to send orbiting missions to Europa and Ganymede, respectively. The inter-moon transfers of the Jovian system offer obvious advantages in terms of scientific return, but are also challenging to design and optimize due in part to the large, often chaotic, sensitivities associated with repeated close encounters of the planetary moons. The approach outlined in this paper confronts this shortcoming by exploiting the multi-body dynamics with a patched three-body model to enable multiple “resonant-hopping” gravity assists. Initial conditions of unstable resonant orbits are pre-computed and provide starting points for the elusive initial guess associated with the highly nonlinear optimization problem. The core of the optimization algorithm relies on a fast and robust multiple-shooting technique to provide better controllability and reduce the sensitivities associated with the close approach trajectories. The complexity of the optimization problem is also reduced with the help of the Tisserand–Poincaré (T–P) graph that provides a simple way to target trajectories in the patched three-body problem. Preliminary numerical results of inter-moon transfers in the Jovian system are presented. For example, using only 59 m/s and 158 days, a spacecraft can transfer between a close resonant orbit of Ganymede and a close resonant orbit of Europa.
Journal: Acta Astronautica - Volume 68, Issues 7–8, April–May 2011, Pages 1361–1378