Journal of Astronautics ›› 2022, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (2): 167-172.doi: 10.3873/j.issn.1000-1328.2022.02.004

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Analysis on Selection of Parking Orbit for Lunar Space Station

PENG Qi bo, LV Ji yuan   

  1. China Astronauts Research and Training Center, Beijing 100094, China
  • Received:2021-04-08 Revised:2021-05-27 Online:2022-02-15 Published:2022-02-15

Abstract: This paper systematically reviews the types of parking orbits near the moon that can be used to deploy space station, and gives the definitions and main parameters of different types of orbits. The energy requirements, mission support, space environment and other characteristics of different types of orbits are analyzed through simulation calculation and comparison of domestic and foreign orbit research conclusions. The main considerations and basis for the selection of the deployment orbit for deep space Gateway are analyzed. Finally, this paper offers several suggestions on the application of various kinds of orbits, which can provide technical reference for the selection of the parking orbit for the future deployment of lunar space station.

Key words: Lunar space station, Deep space gateway, Lunar orbit, Earth Moon equilibrium orbit, Earth Moon cycler orbit tracking

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