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Equilibrium points in Earth-Moon system for continuous communication with far-side station and lunar orbiter
Author(s): Hui Li; Qinyu Zhang; Naitong Zhang
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Paper Abstract

In order to continuous communication with lunar orbiter and even far side station at the back of Moon, Lagrange points L1, L2, L4 and L5 is considered to be candidates for relay satellites or orbiters in the Earth-Moon restricted three body system. Positions of Lagrange points in solar system including Earth-Moon system were calculated and missions before and future around these points, especially Sun-Earth L1 and L2 were listed. Lagrange points satellites, orbiters and local networks on the ground of a celestial body will constitute a planetary networks connected by an interplanetary backbone in the whole architecture of Inter PlaNetary Internet.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6795, Second International Conference on Space Information Technology, 67954P (10 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.774884
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Hui Li, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Qinyu Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Naitong Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6795:
Second International Conference on Space Information Technology

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