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Rendezvous design in a cislunar near rectilinear Halo orbit

Abstract : In the context of future human spaceflight exploration missions, Rendezvous and Docking (RVD) activities are critical for the assembly and maintenance of cislunar structures. The scope of this research is to investigate the specifics of orbits of interest for RVD in the cislunar realm and to propose novel strategies to safely perform these kinds of operations. This paper focuses on far rendezvous approaches and passively safe drift trajectories in the Ephemeris model. The goal is to exhibit phasing orbit requirements to ensure a safe far approach. Ephemeris representations of Near Rectilinear Halo Orbits (NRHOs) were derived using multiple-shooting and adaptive receding-horizon targeting algorithms. Simulations showed significant drift and overlapping properties for phasing and target orbits of interest, motivating the search for safe natural drift trajectories and using impact prediction strategies.
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Emmanuel Blazquez, Laurent Beauregard, Stéphanie Lizy-Destrez, Finn Ankersen, Francesco Capolupo. Rendezvous design in a cislunar near rectilinear Halo orbit. Aeronautical Journal -New Series-, Royal Aeronautical Society, 2020, 124 (1276), pp.821-837. ⟨10.1017/aer.2019.126⟩. ⟨hal-03034182⟩

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