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    Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Relative Equilibria of a Solid Carrying a Movable Point Mass in the Central Gravitational Field

    2019, Vol. 15, no. 4, pp.  505-512

    Author(s): Kholostova O. V.

    The motion of a solid (satellite) carrying a moving point mass in the central Newtonian gravitational field in an elliptical orbit of arbitrary eccentricity is considered. The law of motion of a point mass is assumed to allow for the existence of relative equilibria of the “body-point” system in the orbital coordinate system. A nonlinear stability analysis of these equilibria is carried out, based on the construction and normalization of the area-preserving mapping generated by the motions of the system.
    Keywords: solid carrying a point mass, elliptical orbit, relative equilibrium, stability, resonance
    Citation: Kholostova O. V., Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Relative Equilibria of a Solid Carrying a Movable Point Mass in the Central Gravitational Field, Rus. J. Nonlin. Dyn., 2019, Vol. 15, no. 4, pp.  505-512

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