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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2011, Article ID 476197, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/476197
Research Article

Generating Solar Sail Trajectories in the Earth-Moon System Using Augmented Finite-Difference Methods

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, 701 W. Stadium Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045, USA

Received 8 November 2010; Accepted 1 February 2011

Academic Editor: Srinivas R. Vadali

Copyright © 2011 Geoffrey G. Wawrzyniak and Kathleen C. Howell. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Citations to this Article [7 citations]

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