Accession Number:

AD0651147

Title:

THE TROJAN MANIFOLD IN THE SYSTEM EARTH-MOON,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1967-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The Trojan manifold is defined as the analytical manifold of periodic orbits which contains the triangular equilibrium L4 as a singularity. Identification of the Earth-Moon system is made to a planar Restricted Problem of Three Bodies. The barycentric synodical coordinate system and the units of length, time and mass are chosen as defined by Wintner the mass ratio is taken equal to about 0.012150. For this value, the triangular configuration of equilibrium, usually denoted by L4, is stable, and it generates two natural families of periodic orbits. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE