Space Manifold Dynamics

Novel Spaceways for Science and Exploration

  • Ettore Perozzi
  • Sylvio Ferraz-Mello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Miguel Belló, Gerard Gómez, Josep J. Masdemont
    Pages 1-96
  3. Ettore Perozzi, Riccardo Marson, Paolo Teofilatto, Christian Circi, Alessio Di Salvo
    Pages 149-159
  4. Christopher Martin, Bruce A. Conway, Pablo Ibán̈ez
    Pages 161-184
  5. Carlos Corral van Damme, Raúl Cadenas Gorgojo, Jesús Gil-Fernández, Mariella Graziano
    Pages 185-201
  6. Franco Rossitto, Vladislav M. Petrov, Filippo Ongaro
    Pages 203-207
  7. Pierpaolo Pergola, Koen Geurts, Cosmo Casaregola, Mariano Andrenucci
    Pages 209-227
  8. Carlo Burigana, Nazzareno Mandolesi, Luca Valenziano
    Pages 229-243
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 1-4

About these proceedings


This book presents an overview of the outcomes resulting from applying the dynamical systems approach to space mission design, a topic referred to as "Space Manifold Dynamics" (SMD). It is a natural follow-on to the international workshop "Novel Spaceways for Scientific and Exploration Missions," which was held in October 2007 at the Telespazio Fucino Space Centre (Italy) under the auspices of the Space OPS Academy. The benefits and drawbacks of using the Lagrangian points and the associated trajectories for present and future space missions are discussed. The related methods and algorithms are also described in detail. Each topic is presented in articles that were written as far as possible to be self consistent; the use of introductory sections and of extended explanations is included in order to address the different communities potentially interested in SMD: space science, the aerospace industry, manned and unmanned exploration, celestial mechanics, and flight dynamics.


Celestial mechanics applications Solar system exploration Stable and unstable manifolds Three and N-body problems Weak stability boundary dynamical systems applied astrodynamics astrophysics space mission design SMD space missions trajectories spaceflight using Lagrangian

Editors and affiliations

  • Ettore Perozzi
    • 1
  • Sylvio Ferraz-Mello
    • 2
  1. 1.Telespazio SpARomaItaly
  2. 2.Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e, Ciência Atmosféricas (IAG)Universidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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