Cislunar missions have the potential to drive scientific progress, technological innovation, and economic growth, making them an important focus for space exploration in the coming years. Trajectory modeling in cislunar space will play an important role in the success of these missions. Avoiding collisions with other objects in space, optimizing fuel consumption, and ensuring that spacecraft arrive at their destinations on time and on course are just a few objectives of trajectory modeling.
Jim Woodburn, Ansys Fellow & Chief Orbital Scientist
Cody Short, Ansys Principal Astrodynamicist
Providing an introduction to the fundamental principles and concepts related to spacecraft and other objects whose motions are determined primarily by the influence of the Earth and the Moon, this primer for motion and trajectories in lunar and cislunar space covers topics such as orbital mechanics, gravitational forces, and the effects of the lunar environment on spacecraft trajectories, trajectory planning, and navigation and control.
Join us for a fascinating webinar on the unique and exotic trajectories in cislunar space, where we review the mathematics that describes the motion of a spacecraft under the gravitational influence of two massive bodies, such as the Earth and the Moon. Since the time of Euler, Lagrange, and Poincaré, these elegant mathematical formulations have produced unique and exotic solutions. During this webinar, we will explore these solutions in detail, including the libration points where an observed spacecraft seemingly orbits nothing at all and natural motions connecting space regions.
Join us for an exciting webinar on exploiting mission experience for lunar and cislunar space operations. This webinar will provide insights into how past mission experiences can be leveraged to understand existing spacecraft missions and plan successful new missions in lunar and cislunar space. We will explore the lessons learned from previous missions and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the lunar and cislunar space market, including the growing demand for commercial lunar exploration and infrastructure development in cislunar space.
Join us for an innovative webinar on navigation in lunar and cislunar space. This webinar provides a broad overview of the challenges and best practices for navigation in the cislunar and near-lunar space. It will provide insights into the unique aspects of navigating a spacecraft from Point A to Point B when there are no trail markers or established paths, and there is a need for precise orbit knowledge in support of mission and trajectory requirements. We will look beyond traditional ground-based tracking options to increase tracking diversity while decreasing the load on Earth-based tracking networks.
Join us for an engaging webinar on the historical context of space missions in lunar and cislunar space, designed to take you on a journey through the rich history of space missions.
Explore lunar & cislunar motion, orbital mechanics, and gravity, spacecraft trajectories in this insightful primer.