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Implementation of a 12th-order Gauss-Lobatto collocation scheme is detailed, including mesh refinement
iterations to meet a user-specified error tolerance. The algorithm is robust and efficient, locating path constrained orbits
when little information is available regarding the behavior of the solutions. Using a Fourier series control law, the method
is applied to the computation of highly unstable, pole-sitter orbits in the Earth-moon restricted three-body problem. The
results are comparable to those obtained with standard explicit propagators.