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Calculation of the motion of a low-thrust spacecraft

V. N. Lebedev

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**1969** by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, for sale by the Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. in [Washington] .

Written in English

- Space trajectories,
- Artificial satellites -- Orbits

**Edition Notes**

Statement | by V. N. Lebedev. |

Series | NASA TT, F-586, NASA technical translation ;, F-586. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | TL507 .U745 no. 586 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | iii, 109 p. |

Number of Pages | 109 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL5738404M |

LC Control Number | 70605276 |

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Velocity, all of these low-thrust systems are poten-tially more efficient and flexible than chemical en-gines could ever be. Low-thrust propulsion systems must be considered whenever a growing space pro-gram of the future is being contemplated.

In choosing a power source necessary for low-thrust propulsion systems we can use diverse tech-nologies. Low-Thrust spacecraft trajectory optimization problem. In this section, low-thrust spacecraft orbit transfer problems are considered with energy-optimal and fuel-optimal performance indexes.

The spacecraft is assumed to be only affected by the propulsive force and the solar gravitational : Shanshan Yin, Jian Li, Lin Cheng. A low-thrust fuzzy control method used for multiple spacecraft formation keeping is presented on the basis of two-body relative dynamics.

Low thrust is a kind of precise impulse propulsion that is applied to outer space flying. In this paper, based on Hill equations, the low-thrust technology is used with the combination of fuzzy by: Low thrust spacecraft with electric propulsion units or with solar sail are very fuel mass effective [1, 2], but the control methods for these spacecraft are not developed enough.

Traditionally. Optimization of low-thrust trajectory for a mission to the asteroid Eros with Earth gravity assist 1 July | Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio, Vol.

97, No. 3 Analytical study of the powered Swing-By maneuver for elliptical systems and analysis of its efficiencyCited by: Preliminary design of low-thrust interplanetary missions is a highly complex process.

The mission designer must choose discrete parameters, such as the number of flybys, the bodies at which those flybys are performed, and in some cases, the final destination.

The spacecraft debris collector must be equipped with electro propulsion engines with low-thrust. The mathematical model of the plane motion of the spacecraft debris collector, in the form of the.

9. Conclusion. Using the methods in Hilbert space theory, we give Theorem 4 and the explicit expressions, for computing the reachable set for spacecraft relative motion under different constraints of energy.

The reachable sets under the constraint (i) 2 E ≤ R, (ii) 2 E = R, or (iii) r ≤ 2 E ≤ R are the same. The shape of the reachable set is an ellipsoid with one deviated axis. Note that the ambiguity of the solution of two-point boundary problem, provided by the analysis of optimal control of the low-thrust spacecraft motion, was already marked earlier.

Download: Download full-size image; Fig. Illustration of ambiguity of solution of exact motion equations in the case of variable thrust. By Steven Holzner. In space, gravity supplies the centripetal force that causes satellites (like the moon) to orbit larger bodies (like the Earth).

Thanks to physics, if you know the mass and altitude of a satellite in orbit around the Earth, you can calculate how quickly it needs to travel to maintain that orbit. Free Online Library: A Shape-Based Method for Continuous Low-Thrust Trajectory Design between Circular Coplanar Orbits.(Research Article, Report) by "International Journal of Aerospace Engineering"; Aerospace and defense industries Analysis Forecasts and trends Methods Orbits (Astrophysics) Space ships Design and construction Mechanical properties Space vehicles Spacecraft.

Periodic orbits around nonequilibrium points are generated systematically by using continuous low-thrust propulsion in the restricted three-body problem, with a mass ratio varying from 0 to 1/2.

viii Contents Moments of inertia Parallel axis theorem Euler’s equations Kinetic energy The spinning top Euler angles Yaw, pitch and roll angles Problems Chapter10 Satellite attitude dynamics Introduction Torque-free motion Stability of torque-free motion Dual-spin spacecraft Nutation.

Chaotic motion of the tethered towing of debris using a low-thrust tug is considered. Stable and unstable stationary solutions are presented for the in-plane motion of the system in a circular. Orbital mechanics, also called flight mechanics, is the study of the motions of artificial satellites and space vehicles moving under the influence of forces such as gravity, atmospheric drag, thrust, etc.

Orbital mechanics is a modern offshoot of celestial mechanics which is the study of the motions of natural celestial bodies such as the moon and planets. The Tsiolkovsky rocket equation, classical rocket equation, or ideal rocket equation is a mathematical equation that describes the motion of vehicles that follow the basic principle of a rocket: a device that can apply acceleration to itself using thrust by expelling part of its mass with high velocity can thereby move due to the conservation of momentum.

S.7 Characteristics of Spacecraft Propulsion Systems In order to fulfill attitude and orbit operational requirements of spacecraft, spacecraft propulsion systems are characterized in particular by: Very high velocity increment capability (many km/s) Low thrust levels (1 mN to N) with low acceleration levels.

Indirect methods used for solving optimal-control problems, when combined with proper initialization and homotopy approaches, remain attractive for space trajectory optimization, as they are able to achieve fast convergence to a solution of the necessary conditions.

In this paper, the extended logarithmic-smoothing technique is revisited and integrated with an indirect method to efficiently. Proper Motion is the apparent angular motion of a star across the sky with respect to more distant stars. Typical proper motion is ~ arcsec/year.

Largest: arcsec/yr (Barnard's Star). This is the projection onto the sky of the star's true motions through space relative to the Sun. A method for the energy optimization of spacecraft trajectories in missions toward comets, asteroids, or large planets is described with a flight toward Comet Encke used as an example.

The analysis is concerned only with the heliocentric stage of the flight, during which a low-thrust engine is used. The motion of the spacecraft with a low-thrust engine is considered in nonrotating heliocentric. [13] Dargent T., “ Automatic Minimum Principle Formulation for Low Thrust Optimal Control in Orbit Transfers Using Complex Numbers,” 21st International Symposium on Space Flights Dynamics, Toulouse, France, Sept.

When planning deep space missions it is obvious that accurate positions of the planets must be known to plot the interplanetary trajectories. The computational methods presented in this page are those described by Jean Meeus in his book Astronomical Formulae for Calculators, Fourth Edition, Willmann-Bell Inc., Julian Date.

The paper proposes a numerical approach to the problem of optimal control of low-thrust spacecraft in a strong central gravity field. The approach employs the solution of the averaged equations of. The problem of near Earth space debris is studied in this article.

A special spacecraft debris collector, equipped with electro rocket engine of low-thrust, for large space debris disposal is introduced. The mass model of spacecraft debris collector, one-off or reusable, is obtained.

An internal clock in spacecraft A causes it to emit a radio signal for s. The computer in spacecraft B corrects for the beginning and end of the signal having traveled different distances, to calculate the time interval during which ship A was emitting the signal.

What is the time interval that the computer in spacecraft B calculates. Answer. The intensity of energy from sunlight at a distance of 1 AU from the Sun is \( \, W/m^2\).

The LightSail spacecraft has sails with total area of \(32 \, m^2\) and a total mass of kg. Calculate the maximum acceleration LightSail spacecraft could achieve from radiation pressure when it is about 1 AU from the Sun.

Strategy. We can now calculate, from the energy conservation equation, the velocity of the transfer orbit at the point of interception with the outer orbit, v int, × v int = 2 − × + × = m/s. Since the angular momentum, h, is conserved, we can determine the component of v int in the circumferential direction h (v int).

Session 6: Analytical Approximations for Low Thrust Maneuvers As mentioned in the previous lecture, solving non-Keplerian problems in general requires the use of perturbation methods and many are only solvable through numerical integration.

However, there are a few examples of low-thrust space propulsion maneuvers for which we. The study of rockets is an excellent way for students to learn the basics of forces and the response of an object to external forces.

All rockets use the thrust generated by a propulsion system to overcome the weight of the rocket. For toy rockets, like stomp rockets, bottle rockets, and model rockets, the aerodynamic drag and lift are important forces acting on the rocket. * Space Based Atronomy.b/w 2/28/01 AM Page 5.

the peaceful pursuit of scientific discovery. In the more than 35 years that have followed, thou-sands of spacecraft have been launched into Earth orbit, to the Moon, and to the planets.

For the majority of those spacecraft, the goal has. requires a calculation of velocity change at each point along the spacecraft’s path. Optimizing these low-thrust trajectories for a proper launch date becomes computationally expensive, and would benefit from a parallelized computational model.

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On this slide, we show a schematic of a rocket engine. In a rocket engine, stored fuel and stored oxidizer are ignited in a combustion combustion produces great amounts of exhaust gas at high temperature and hot exhaust is passed through a nozzle which accelerates the flow.

Thrust is produced according to Newton's third law of motion. The low-thrust spacecraft is very useful for the exploration of the space around the Earth, or around any planet in our solar system.

For a given mission, the rendezvous, by continuous low-thrust, is obtained after a long time, but it needs a small quantity of energy. The low- thrust can be produced by a motor which use electrical ionisation.

For your homework assignment, find video clips of all of these rotating spacecraft (except for the Rama - it's a book). Measure the rotational speed and use that to calculate. Mathematics of Space - Rendezvous - Video Resource Guide - EVHQ 3 are related.

Spacecraft in low orbits travel very fast because the gravitational pull is strong. In higher orbits, spacecraft travel slower because the force of gravity is less. The force of gravity between two objects (Earth and the Shuttle) is determined by the.

In spaceflight, an orbital maneuver (otherwise known as a burn) is the use of propulsion systems to change the orbit of a spacecraft far from Earth (for example those in orbits around the Sun) an orbital maneuver is called a deep-space maneuver (DSM).

[not verified in body]The rest of the flight, especially in a transfer orbit, is called coasting. By Steven Holzner.

In a physics equation, given a constant acceleration and the change in velocity of an object, you can figure out both the time involved and the distance instance, imagine you’re a drag racer.

Your acceleration is meters per second 2, and your final speed is meters per find the total distance traveled. Spacecraft powered by these thrusters can reach speeds up to 90, meters per second (overmph). In comparison, the Space Shuttles can reach speeds aro mph. The trade-off for the high top speeds of ion thrusters is low thrust (or low acceleration).

Low-thrust engines can perform an approximation of a Hohmann transfer orbit, by creating a gradual enlargement of the initial circular orbit through carefully timed engine firings. This requires a change in velocity (delta- v) that is greater than the two-impulse transfer orbit [12] and takes longer to complete.

Solar sails (also called light sails or photon sails) are a method of spacecraft propulsion using radiation pressure exerted by sunlight on large mirrors. A number of spaceflight missions to test solar propulsion and navigation have been proposed since the s. The first spacecraft to make use of the technology was IKAROS, launched in A useful analogy to solar sailing may be a sailing.The basic types of paths in space are determined by the gravitational-attraction properties of concentrated masses of material and the laws of motion discovered by Newton.

Virtually all major members of the solar system are approximately spherical in shape; and a spherical body will produce a force of attraction precisely like that of a single.Lecture Impulsive and Low-Thrust Maneuvers in Space See Lectures of (Space Propulsion) for coverage of Low Thrust relative vehicle-planet motion) to (the planet-induced vehicle acceleration) equals have all the elements to calculate this angle.