CEAS Space Journal (2018) 10:1–2 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12567-018-0195-7 EDITORIAL 1 1 1 2 G. Ortega Hernando · A. Martinez Barrio · C. Yabar Valles · R. Jehn Published online: 6 February 2018 © CEAS 2018 It is a great pleasure for us to present this special issue of the long-term propagation of highly elliptical orbits (HEO). the CEAS Space Journal devoted to Astrodynamics Tools The software propagates mean elements and includes the and Techniques. main gravitational and non-gravitational effects that may Astrodynamics is a key enabler for space mission design affect common HEO orbits, as, for instance, geostationary and its tools and techniques are at the core of any spacecraft transfer orbits or Molniya orbits. development and operations. The second paper (Di Carlo et al.) describes CAMELOT: This special issue of the CEAS Space Journal has been Computational-Analytical Multi-fidelity Low-thrust Opti - prepared from papers originally coming from the 6th misation Toolbox. This is a toolbox for the fast preliminary ICATT (International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools design and optimisation of low-thrust trajectories. It solves and Techniques) and they were selected, revised, and peer highly complex combinatorial problems to plan multi-target reviewed. missions characterised by long spirals including different The conference was founded in 2001 by ESA and since perturbations.
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