Acceleration Contours Around the Earth-Moon Libration Points.

by Hans B. Schechter, J. V. McGann-Lamar


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An assessment of the cost, in terms of velocity requirements, of keeping a space vehicle on station in the vicinity of any one of the five libration points of the restricted earth-moon system. (A space vehicle located precisely at a libration point will maintain a "fixed" position in space relative to the earth-moon axis without application of thrust.) Contours of constant gravitational acceleration that exist around these libration points are calculated to determine the thrust requirement for stationkeeping.

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