By K. Aksnes (auth.), Victor Szebehely (eds.)

This quantity includes the certain textual content of the foremost lectures and the abstracts of the lectures introduced throughout the seminar periods. the topic of our NATO complex examine Institute in 1981 used to be the applying of contemporary Dynamics to Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics. This Preface will first clarify the terminology, then it is going to evaluation presently the content material of the lectures and may define how all this was once made attainable and, eventually, it is going to expose our destiny aspirations. Periodicity is an exceptionally very important notion in our box, for this reason, it's going to no longer be unforeseen that our NATO complex examine Institute is having fun with a interval of 3 years. seeing that 1972 we performed 4 Institutes with expanding curiosity and en­ thusiasm displayed by means of the members, academics and through this Director. Celestial Mechanics or Dynamical Astronomy is a part of Astronomy dealing usually with the movement of common celestial our bodies. Astrodynamics or Orbital Mechanics is the applying of dynamics to difficulties of house Engineering and it treats regularly the dynamical habit of synthetic satellites and area probes. The underlying mathematical and dynamical rules are, in fact, a similar for Celestial Mechanics and for Astrodynamics. This Director of the Institute and Editor of the court cases used to be super lucky to have received the cooperation of out­ status teachers who have been transparent, thorough, comprehensible, sufferer to respond to questions, yet especially, had wisdom of the ix V. Szebehely (ed.). functions of recent Dynamics to Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics. ix-x.

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THE MOTION OF SATURN'S CO-ORBITING SATELLITES 1980Sl AND 198053 G. Colombo University of Padova, Italy, and the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts ABSTRACT. The Trojan asteroids located at Jupiter's L4 and L5 Lagrangian points, 60° ahead and behind Jupiter, respectively, are members of a large family of objects which are locked in 1:1 orbital resonance with the planet. These objects, in the average, move about the Sun at the same rate as Jupiter. Until recently the Trojans were representing the only case of orbital locking in such a resonance.

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Perhaps the computing time is not long enough to show what appears in nature or some other factors should also be taken into consideration. We shall study first systems with two degrees of freedom and in particular we shall study the stability of an asteroid (of negligible mass) under the attraction of Jupiter which is assumed to describe a circular orbit around the Sun. The results will be extended to systems with four degrees of freedom by considering non-zero masses for both planets. The main object of this study is to give a global view of the qualitative aspects of the stability of asteroidal and planetary orbits.

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