Introduction

Pini Gurfil Elsevier Astrodynamics Series Editor Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel.

In recent years, an unprecedented interest in novel and revolutionary space missions has risen out of new NASA and ESA programs. Astrophysicists, astronomers, space systems engineers, mathematicians, and scientists have been cooperating to develop and implement novel, ground-breaking space missions. Recent progress in mathematical dynamics has enabled development of low-energy spacecraft orbits; significant progress in the research and development of electric and propellantless propulsion system promises revolutionary, energy-efficient spacecraft trajectories; and the idea of flying several spacecraft in formation will ...

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