10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Wasatch A/B
Modern dynamical systems theory began with Poincaré's study of the three-body problem. Space missions are increasingly more complex; demands on the orbit to solve engineering problems have grown beyond the conic-centered astrodynamic infrastructure. The delicate heteroclinic dynamics used by the Genesis Mission dramatically illustrates the need for a new paradigm: dynamical systems. Furthermore, the same dynamics has much more to say about the morphology and transport of material within the Solar System. The synergistic interplay between the natural dynamics of the Solar System and applications to engineering is a guiding principle in this field.
Organizer: Martin W. Lo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology