, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 241-253

Analytic construction of periodic orbits about the collinear points

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A third-order analytical solution for halo-type periodic motion about the collinear points of the circular-restricted problem is presented. The three-dimensional equations of motion are obtained by a Lagrangian formulation. The solution is constructed using the method of successive approximations in conjunction with a technique similar to the Lindstedt-Poincaré method. The theory is applied to the Sun-Earth system.