Sensitivity of the Gravity Assist to Variations of the Impact Parameter

Abstract: We build a Kepler model of spacecraft gravity assist maneuver near a Venus-type planet and investigate its sensitivity to changes of the impact parameter. Analytical and numerical computations give similar results indicating a great increase of the trajectory final point shift under a small variation of the assigned spacecraft-planet distance. © 2020, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

Authors
Number of issue
2
Language
English
Pages
118-123
Status
Published
Volume
26
Year
2020
Organizations
  • 1 Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), 6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
Date of creation
02.11.2020
Date of change
02.11.2020
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/64859/