Earth coverage from earth-moon libration point orbits

Kathryn E. Davis, Nathan Parrish, George H. Born, Eric Butcher

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Abstract

Visibility of the Earth's surface by spacecraft in Earth-Moon Libration Point Orbits (LPOs) at L1 and L3 is examined. Coverage is computed for single satellites and constellations of spacecraft. Initially, coverage is analyzed in the model formulated by the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem. Coverage is also computed in the full ephemeris. A constellation consisting of one spacecraft in an L1 orbit and two spacecraft in reciprocal northern/southern L3 orbits can provide nearly continuous global coverage of the Earth's surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages1285-1301
Number of pages17
Volume150
ISBN (Print)9780877036050
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2013Aug 15 2013

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Other2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC
Period8/11/138/15/13

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Davis, K. E., Parrish, N., Born, G. H., & Butcher, E. (2014). Earth coverage from earth-moon libration point orbits. In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences (Vol. 150, pp. 1285-1301). Univelt Inc..

Earth coverage from earth-moon libration point orbits. / Davis, Kathryn E.; Parrish, Nathan; Born, George H.; Butcher, Eric.

Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Vol. 150 Univelt Inc., 2014. p. 1285-1301.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Davis, KE, Parrish, N, Born, GH & Butcher, E 2014, Earth coverage from earth-moon libration point orbits. in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. vol. 150, Univelt Inc., pp. 1285-1301, 2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013, Hilton Head Island, SC, United States, 8/11/13.
Davis KE, Parrish N, Born GH, Butcher E. Earth coverage from earth-moon libration point orbits. In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Vol. 150. Univelt Inc. 2014. p. 1285-1301
Davis, Kathryn E. ; Parrish, Nathan ; Born, George H. ; Butcher, Eric. / Earth coverage from earth-moon libration point orbits. Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Vol. 150 Univelt Inc., 2014. pp. 1285-1301
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