Vol 5, No 6

A Study on the Relationship between the Orbital Lifetime and Inclination of Low Lunar Satellites

Hai-Hong Wang, Lin Liu


Abstract A detailed theoretical analysis on the orbital lifetime and orbital inclination of a Low Moon-Orbiting satellite (LMOs) and the `stable areas' of long orbital lifetime are given. Numerical simulations under the real force model were carried out, which not only validate the theoretical analysis and also give some valuable results for the orbit design of the LMOs.


Keywords celestial mechanics --- Low-Moon-Orbiting satellite --- orbital lifetime

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