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Study of orbits around irregular bodies

Grant number: 20/14307-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2021
Effective date (End): December 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Aerospace Engineering - Flight Dynamics
Principal researcher:Othon Cabo Winter
Grantee:Raí da Silva Machado de Oliveira
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEG). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Guaratinguetá. Guaratinguetá , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/24561-0 - On the relevance of small bodies in orbital dynamics, AP.TEM


In general, small bodies of the solar system, as asteroids, comets and many planetary satellites have highly irregular shapes. The gravitational potential around these bodies show significant complexity. Since many space missions are being developed to explore such kind of bodies, it is extremely important to understand the dynamics around them. In this project will be studied orbits around irregular small bodies of the solar system taking into account their irregular gravitational potential.

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