Modified Chebyshev-Picard Iteration methods for station-keeping of translunar halo orbits

Xiaoli Bai, John L. Junkins

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Abstract

The halo orbits around the Earth-Moon L2 libration point provide a great candidate orbit for a lunar communication satellite, where the satellite remains above the horizon on the far side of the Moon being visible from the Earth at all times. Such orbits are generally unstable and station-keeping strategies are required to control the satellite to remain Modified Chebyshev-Picard Iteration method is used to compute corrective maneuvers at discrete time intervals for station-keeping of halo orbit satellite and several key parameters affecting the mission performance are analyzed through numerical simulations. Compared with previously published results, the presented method provides a computationally efficient station-keeping approach which has a simple control structure that does not require weight turning and most importantly, does not need state transition matrix or gradient information computation. The performance of the presented approach is shown to be comparable with published methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2012 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Pages809-828
Number of pages20
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting - Charleston, SC, United States
Duration: Feb 2 2012Feb 2 2012

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume143
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityCharleston, SC
Period2/2/122/2/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Bai, X., & Junkins, J. L. (2012). Modified Chebyshev-Picard Iteration methods for station-keeping of translunar halo orbits. In Spaceflight Mechanics 2012 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting (pp. 809-828). (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; Vol. 143).