Accession Number : AD0717192

Title :   Use of the Method of Particular Solutions in Determining Periodic Orbits of the Earth-Moon System,

Corporate Author : RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX AERO-ASTRONAUTICS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Well,Klaus Hinrich

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Modified quasilinearization is employed in combination with the method of particular solutions in order to find several periodic orbits of the Earth-Moon system, specifically, (a) an orbit around the Earth, (b) an orbit around the Moon, and (c) an orbit around both the Earth and the Moon. The computational results show that convergence is quite rapid, even though each nominal curve employed is not a good approximation to the solution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CELESTIAL MECHANICS, NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS), PERTURBATION THEORY, EARTH(PLANET), EQUATIONS OF MOTION, ORBITS, SUN, LUNAR SATELLITES, LUNAR TRAJECTORIES, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, MOON

Subject Categories : Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE