Jovicentric

Jo`vi`cen´tric


a.1.(Astron.) Revolving around the planet Jupiter; appearing as viewed from Jupiter.
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Let {[mathematical expression not reproducible] } be a Jovicentric radial-traversal-normal reference frame connected to a Europa position at epoch [t.sub.1] = [t.sub.0] + [DELTA][T.sub.0], that is,
Each curve collects all Jovicentric orbits approaching the moon with the same [v.sub.[infinity]] magnitude and pump angle ranging from 0 degrees ([r.sub.p] = [r.sub.M], rightmost point) to 180 degrees ([r.sub.a] = [r.sub.M], leftmost point).
These curves encompass all Jovicentric orbits achievable from that resonant orbit, by means of a gravity assist.
Here, a flyby permits to rotate the hyperbolic excess of velocity, allowing the probe to enter a Jovicentric orbit with a larger apocenter.
For resonances lower than 2:1, after the flyby the spacecraft enters a Jovicentric orbit with perigee equal to Europa radius.
The Jovicentric trajectory and the Tisserand graph are presented in Figures 10 and 11, respectively.
Caption: Figure 6: Jovicentric trajectory of solution A.
Caption: Figure 8: Jovicentric trajectory of solution B.