Determination of thrusts to generate artificial equilibrium points in binary systems with applications to a planar solar sail
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In this work, the artificial equilibrium points for a general two-body system are derived, visualized, and summarized as functions of the direction of the thrust, for several directions. The results for the Sun-Earth system are also presented. Planar solar sail applications are also considered.
KeywordsAstrodynamics Restricted three-body problem Nonlinear systems Artificial equilibrium point Solar sail
The authors wish to express their appreciation for the financial support from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and the support provided by Grants 406841/2016-0, 301338/2016-7, and 305834/2013-4 from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Grants 2016/24561-0 and 2016/14665-2 from São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
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