System and Method for Controlling Motion of Spacecrafts

Piyush Grover (Inventor), Christian Andersson (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A motion of an object is controlled from a geostationary transit orbit (GTO) of an earth to an orbit of a moon. A first trajectory of the motion of the object is determined from an intermediate orbit of an earth to a neighborhood of a stable manifold of a first Lagrange point (L1). A second trajectory of the motion of the object is determined from the GTO to the intermediate orbit. A third trajectory of the motion of the object is determined from the neighborhood to the stable manifold to an L1 orbit, and a fourth trajectory of the motion of the object is determined from the L1 orbit to the orbit of the moon. A trajectory from the GTO to the orbit of the moon is determined based on a combination of the first, the second, the third, and the fourth trajectories.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS8655589
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Numerical Analysis (011015004)

Year of approval: 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Mathematics

Keywords

  • Space Travel
  • Optimization
  • Fuel Minimization

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