Abstract:The paper describes the preliminary design of a phasing trajectory in a cislunar environment, where the third body perturbation is considered non-negligible. The working framework is the one proposed by the ESA’s Heracles mission in which a passive target station is in a Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit and an active vehicle must reach that orbit to start a rendezvous procedure. In this scenario the authors examine three different ways to design such phasing maneuver under the circular restricted three-body problem… Show more
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