Equilibria of the symmetric collinear restricted four-body problem with radiation pressure

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In this paper, a restricted four-body problem with radiation pressure is considered. The three primaries are supposed in a collinear central configuration where both masses and both radiation forces of peripheral bodies are equal. After an adequate formulation, the problem is reduced to a tri-parametric one. A complete analysis of the position of equilibria and their stability in the space of parameters is performed.


Equilibrium points Stability Restricted four-body problem Radiation pressure Bifurcations 



This research has been supported by the DGA (Government of Aragón), project E48. MECÁNICA ESPACIAL and by the Spanish Ministry of Science, projects MTM2012-31883, and ESP2013-44217-R.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ZaragozaGrupo de Mecánica Espacial & IUMAZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Centro Universitario de la DefensaZaragozaSpain

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