Optimal interplanetary trajectories utilizing constant radial thrust and gravitational assists

Aaron J. Trask, William J. Mason, Victoria L. Coverstone

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of optimal interplanetary trajectories utilizing constant radial thrust and gravitational assists. The goal of these trajectories is to minimize flight time for a planetary flyby and to minimize the final impulsive velocity change for planetary rendezvous. Mini-Magnetospheric Plasma Propulsion provides the constant radial thrust.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624101243
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit 2002 - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 5 2002Aug 8 2002

Publication series

NameAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit

Other

OtherAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit 2002
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period8/5/028/8/02

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Trask, A. J., Mason, W. J., & Coverstone, V. L. (2002). Optimal interplanetary trajectories utilizing constant radial thrust and gravitational assists. In AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit (AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc..