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1) and 2) are easy to show, the bonus is very hard and I will not attempt it. A $L$iberation point can be seen as a balance between three accelerations in a rotating frame of reference. Gravity from $M_1$ Gravity from $M_2$ Centrifugal acceleration. For $L_2$, the first two are $-\frac{(1 - \delta)M_1}{(R + r_2)^2}$ and $-\frac{M_2}{r_"^2}$ respectively. ...


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Halo orbits definitely exist around any of the collinear Lagrange point and in most regards your comment: you see one co-linear libration point, you seen 'em all. That's what I always say is correct. Halo orbits are just special cases of Lissajous orbits. You can generate these orbits in the same way you would a halo orbit around L1 or L2 (usually some ...


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In fact it could be arbitrarily low. But wait before you rejoice. The Moon has an elliptic trajectory. This elliptic motion perturbs any orbit of a satellite in LEO. If you first assume your satellite is in the same plane as the Moon and describe the system as a time dependent Hamiltonian system with two degrees of freedom, a process called Arnold diffusion ...


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