Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Solar sail halo orbits at the Sun-Earth artificial L1 point

Baoyin, Hexi and McInnes, Colin (2006) Solar sail halo orbits at the Sun-Earth artificial L1 point. Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 94 (2). pp. 155-171. ISSN 0923-2958

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Halo orbits for solar sails at artificial Sun-Earth L1 points are investigated by a third order approximate solution. Two families of halo orbits are explored as defined by the sail attitude. Case I: the sail normal is directed along the Sun-sail line. Case II: the sail normal is directed along the Sun-Earth line. In both cases the minimum amplitude of a halo orbit increases as the lightness number of the solar sail increases. The effect of the z-direction amplitude on x- or y-direction amplitude is also investigated and the results show that the effect is relatively small. In case I, the orbit period increases as the sail lightness number increases, while in case II, as the lightness number increases, the orbit period increases first and then decreases after the lightness number exceeds ~0.01.

Item type: Article
ID code: 6257
Keywords: halo orbit, libration point, solar sails, guidance systems, space travel, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Space and Planetary Science
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Related URLs:
    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2008
    Last modified: 06 Jun 2014 14:20
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/6257

    Actions (login required)

    View Item