Central Configurations of the Planar Coorbitalsatellite Problem

  • Josep M. Cors
  • Jaume Llibre
  • Merce Ollé


We study the planar central configurations of the 1 +n body problem where one mass is large and the other n masses are infinitesimal and equal. We find analytically all these central configurations when 2≤n≤4. Numerically, first we provide evidence that when n9 the only central configuration is the regular n-gon with the large mass in its barycenter, and second we provide also evidence of the existence of an axis of symmetry for every central configuration.

1 + n body problem contol configuration coorbital satellites 


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  • Josep M. Cors
  • Jaume Llibre
  • Merce Ollé

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