Heteroclinic connections between periodic orbits and resonance transitions in celestial mechanics.

@article{Koon2000HeteroclinicCB,
title={Heteroclinic connections between periodic orbits and resonance transitions in celestial mechanics.},
author={W. S. Koon and M. Lo and J. Marsden and S. Ross},
journal={Chaos},
year={2000},
volume={10 2},
pages={
427-469
}
}

In this paper we apply dynamical systems techniques to the problem of heteroclinic connections and resonance transitions in the planar circular restricted three-body problem. These related phenomena have been of concern for some time in topics such as the capture of comets and asteroids and with the design of trajectories for space missions such as the Genesis Discovery Mission. The main new technical result in this paper is the numerical demonstration of the existence of a heteroclinic… Expand