Théorie analytique fermée d'un satellite artificiel lunaire pour l'analyse de mission

  • Bernard De Saedeleer

    Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Sciences


    he aim of this work is to develop a tool helpful to mission analysis of a lunar artificial satellite. We first develop an analytical theory which sufficiently well describes the dynamics of the lunar satellite : we consider the four main perturbations of various kind which influence it, together with their several coupling. The results are obtained in closed form, without any series expansion in eccentricity nor inclination of the orbit of the satellite : so the solution applies for a wide range of values. We use the Lie Transform method for averaging twice the Hamiltonian of the problem, in canonical variables, which allows to integrate orbits with a CPU time reduced by a factor of about 200 000. Thanks to that, we produce unpublished (a,i) phase space maps from which the orbital parameters can be selected on the basis of the needs of the lunar mission. Many conclusive analytical checks with the literature have been performed, and both averaging processes have been checked. The software developed is flexible and allows an automated treatment; the integrations are automatically checked. We also improved significantly the algebraic manipulator of the FUNDP, like the inclusion of symbolic fractions. Moreover, we solve the complete zonal problem of the artificial satellite, we study the effect of C22 on the critical inclination, and also the effect of the Earth on the limited orbital lifetimes of some lunar satellites.
    Date of Award28 Jun 2006
    Original languageFrench
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Namur
    SupervisorJacques HENRARD (Supervisor), Florent Deleflie (Jury), Timoteo Carletti (Jury), Alain Vienne (Jury) & Anne Lemaitre (Jury)


    • Closed form
    • Mission analysis
    • Lie
    • Moon
    • Artificial satellite

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