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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

SEARCHING FOR ARTIFICIAL EQUILIBRIUM POINTS TO PLACE SATELLITES ``ABOVE AND BELOW{''} L-3 IN THE SUN-EARTH SYSTEM

Author(s):
de Almeida, Jr., A. K. [1] ; Prado, Antonio F. B. A. [1] ; Sanchez, Diogo M. [1] ; Yokoyama, Tadashi [2]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] INPE, Ave Astronautas, 1-758 Jardim Granja, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] UNESP, Ave 24 A, 1515 Bela Vista, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: REVISTA MEXICANA DE ASTRONOMIA Y ASTROFISICA; v. 53, n. 2, p. 349-359, OCT 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Regarding practical applications of L-3 of the Sun-Earth system, there are few studies with the goal of placing a spacecraft at this point, or in orbit around it. One of the main problems in placihg a spacecraft near this equilibrium point is the fact that it is located behind the Sun with respect to the Earth. The Sun would be blocking direct'communication between the spacecraft and the Earth. The present research gives several options to solve this problem by using a solar sail to place one or two spacecraft above and/or below the Ecliptic plane. This sail could also be used for the mission itself, to collect energy or particles. By using an adequate size, location and attitude of the solar sail, the equilibrium point can be moved from its original location to allow communications between the spacecraft and the Earth. A preliminary study of a solar sail that uses this strategy is shown here. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/08171-3 - Orbital dynamics of minor bodies
Grantee:Othon Cabo Winter
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/22295-5 - Study of the dynamics of artificial satellites around triple systems
Grantee:Diogo Merguizo Sanchez
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/14665-2 - Astrodynamics applied to space vehicles.
Grantee:Antônio Fernando Bertachini de Almeida Prado
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/22293-2 - Mapping orbits around the lagrangian points in a triple asteroid
Grantee:Leonardo Barbosa Torres dos Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master