A “ Patched Conics ” Description of the Swing-By of a Group of Particles

@inproceedings{Prado2005AP,
  title={A “ Patched Conics ” Description of the Swing-By of a Group of Particles},
  author={Ant{\^o}nio Fernando Bertachini de Almeida Prado},
  year={2005}
}
We study the close approach between a planet and a cloud of particles. It is assumed that the dynamical system is formed by two main bodies in circular orbits and a cloud of particles in planar motion. The goal is to study the change of the orbit of this cloud after the close approach with the planet. It is assumed that all the particles have semi-major… CONTINUE READING