Space Manifold Dynamics

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Juli 2010



One cannot predict how knowledge will be applied - only that it often is (Charles Conley, 1968) The advances in the eld of dynamical systems led to the development of innovative methods and techniques for investigating stable and chaotic dynamics. The appli- tion of these ndings to the classical three- and N-body problems provided a novel approach to studying the dynamical evolution of the celestial bodies and nding novel spaceways and orbital con gurations for arti cial satellites and spacecrafts. The exploitation of quasi-periodic orbits around the collinear Lagrangian points of the Earth-Sun system for solar and astronomy missions is a well known example of this kind. In the last years the renewed interest of the major space agencies in the exp- ration of Solar System bodies, foreseeing also manned missions to the Moon and Mars, widened the potential bene ts of the dynamical systems approach to space- ight dynamics. Moreover, mission pro les are becoming more and more complex, often requiring a multi-disciplinary approach, where the contribution of ope- tions, the impact of the space environment, and the possibility of in-situ resource exploitation play an increasingly important role.


Invariant Manifolds, Lagrangian Trajectories and Space Mission Design.
Chaos and Diffusion in Dynamical Systems Through Stable-Unstable Manifolds.
Regular and Chaotic Dynamics of Periodic and Quasi-Periodic Motions.
Survey of Recent Results on Weak Stability Boundaries and Applications.
On the Accessibility of the Moon.
Optimal Low-Thrust Trajectories to the Interior Earth-Moon Lagrange Point.
On the Use of the Earth-Moon Lagrangian Point L 1 for Supporting the Manned Lunar Exploration.
Manifolds and Radiation Protection.
Three-Body Invariant Manifold Transition with Electric Propulsion.
From Sputnik to the Moon: Astrophysics and Cosmology from Space.
Space Exploration: How Science and Economy may Work Together.


EAN: 9781441903488
Untertitel: Novel Spaceways for Science and Exploration. 2010. Auflage. 61 schwarz-weiße und 72 farbige Abbildungen, 1 farbige Tabellen, Bibliographie. eBook. Sprache: Englisch. Dateigröße in MByte: 9.
Verlag: Springer New York
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2010
Seitenanzahl: xvi258
Format: pdf eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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