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J_2 Dynamics and Formation Flight

Koon, Wang Sang and Marsden, Jerrold E. and Murray, Richard M. and Masdemont, Josep (2001) J_2 Dynamics and Formation Flight. In: Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2001. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Reston, VA, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9781563474835.

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We study the dynamics of the relative motion of satellites in the gravitational field of the Earth, including the effects of the bulge of the Earth (the J_2 effect). Using Routh reduction and dynamical systems ideas, a method is found that locates orbits such that a cluster of satellites remains close with very little dispersing, even with no controls.

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Additional Information:© 2001 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. The work was supported by the AFOSR Microsatellite Grant F49620-99-1-0190.
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