The U.S. space and satellite market involves numerous government agencies, many different parts of the DoD, and many commercial organizations. The world market is forecast to exceed $158B in 2010, while DoD spending on space is expected to reach $28B. The U.S. space satellite manufacturing and launch industry had record sales of almost $40B in 2008, thanks to its access to the world's largest government market including the DoD, NASA, and the DoC. The large companies in this market are Boeing, Northrop Grumman, etc. The proposed ODYBOLP approach has significant commercial applications for numerous government agencies and commercial players of the national space and satellite market in effective and robust computations of trajectories of space craft used for space guidance, navigation, control, and cargo transportation, and long-distance passageways through the solar system, with near-zero fuel cost.
The proposed ODYBOLP will extend NASA leadership in design and analysis of space missions using unstable orbital trajectories in the vicinity of small bodies and libration points. It will improve libration point dynamical system models associated with the multi-body problem and celestial small bodies and provide methods to use these models in space mission analysis and design. Finally, the ODYBOLP makes choosing the suitable nominal orbits and transfer trajectories with near-zero fuel costs easier and faster for the mission designer.