@inproceedings{a158d5a34c3f43ee8916875c2514a956,

title = "Approximations of distant retrograde orbits for mission design",

abstract = "Distant retrograde orbits (DROs) are stable periodic orbit solutions of the equations of motion in the circular restricted three body problem. Since no closed form expressions for DROs are known, we present methods for approximating a family of planar DROs for an arbitrary, fixed mass ratio. Furthermore we give methods for computing the first and second derivatives of the position and velocity with respect to the variables that parameterize the family. The approximation and derivative methods described allow a mission designer to target specific DROs or a range of DROs with no regard to phasing in contrast to the more limited case of targeting a six-state only.",

author = "Hirani, {Anil N.} and Russell, {Ryan P.}",

year = "2006",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "0877035288",

series = "Advances in the Astronautical Sciences",

pages = "273--288",

booktitle = "Spaceflight Mechanics 2006 - Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechnaics Meeting",

note = "Spaceflight Mechanics 2006 - AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechnaics Meeting ; Conference date: 22-01-2006 Through 26-01-2006",

}