Thursday, August 10

Space Missions and Dynamical Systems

3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Lehua (Salon 6)

New space missions are increasingly more complex; demands on exotic orbits to solve engineering problems have grown beyond the conic-centered astrodynamic infrastructure. The delicate heteroclinic dynamics used by the Genesis Mission dramatically illustrates the need for a new paradigm: dynamical systems. Furthermore, it appears this dynamics has much to say about the morphology and transport of materials within the Solar System. The synergistic interplay between the natural dynamics of the Solar System and applications to engineering has produced a number of new applications, such as a "Petit Grand Tour'' of Jovian moons and a low energy transfer with lunar ballistic capture.

Organizer: Martin W. Lo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA
3:30-3:55 Shoot the Moon
Martin W. Lo, Organizer; W. Koon, J. Marsden, and S. Ross, California Institute of Technology, USA
4:00-4:25 Optimal Control and Halo Orbit Mission
Wang Sang Koon, Martin Lo, J. Marsden, S. Ross, R. Serban, California Institute of Technology, USA; R. Wilson, JPL-NASA, and Linda Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
4:30-4:55 Heteroclinic Connections between Libration Point Orbits
Josep Masdemont and G. Gomez, Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Spain
5:00-5:25 Flying Formations near Qausihalo Orbits
Kathleen C. Howell and B. Barden, Purdue University, USA

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