@Article{MurciaPiñerosGomeDosSGole:2020:EfRoSp,
author = "Murcia Piñeros, Jhonathan Orlando and Gomes, Vivian Martins and
Dos Santos, Walter Abrah{\~a}o and Golebiewska, Justyna",
affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and
{Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)} and {Instituto Nacional
de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Adam Mickiewicz University}",
title = "Effects of the rotation of a spacecraft in an atmospheric close
approach with the Earth",
journal = "European Physical Journal Special Topics",
year = "2020",
volume = "229",
number = "8",
pages = "1517--1526",
month = "May",
abstract = "A maneuver called {"}Aerogravity Assisted{"} is known in the
literature to increase the energy gains given by a close approach
between a spacecraft and a planet using the atmosphere of the
planet. Several previous papers showed the importance of this
topic in different aspects. The present paper has the goal of
studying the effects of the spacecraft rotation in this maneuver.
This rotation implies in a variable ballistic coefficient and this
fact can change the results of the maneuver. Several masses, sizes
and angular velocities will be tested and the effects of these
parameters will be measured. The dynamical model considers the
atmosphere of the Earth, in terms of drag, the gravitational
fields of the Earth and the Sun, assumed to be points of mass, and
the rotating spacecraft. The Earth and the Sun are assumed to be
in circular coplanar orbits around their common center of mass.
The equations of motion are the ones given by the circular planar
restricted three-body problem with the addition of the forces
generated by the atmospheric drag. The primary objective is to map
the energy variations of the spacecraft orbits due to this close
approach as a function of the spacecraft angular velocity. This
rotation can be used as control of the maneuver to try to reach
different goals.",
doi = "10.1140/epjst/e2020-900144-9",
url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2020-900144-9",
issn = "1951-6355",
language = "en",
targetfile = "murica_effects.pdf",
urlaccessdate = "27 jan. 2021"
}