Optimal tether deployment/retrieval trajectories using direct collocation

Jonathan J. Lakso, Victoria L. Coverstone

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Abstract

This paper presents an approach to determine optimal tether deployment/retrieval trajectories using direct collocation and nonlinear programming. A derivation of the non-dimensional equations of motion for a two-body tethered spacecraft system is provided. Optimal solutions are obtained for several deployment/retrieval scenarios to gain insight into tethered spacecraft motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventAstrodynamics Specialist Conference 2000 - Dever, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 14 2000Aug 17 2000

Other

OtherAstrodynamics Specialist Conference 2000
CountryUnited States
CityDever, CO
Period8/14/008/17/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Lakso, J. J., & Coverstone, V. L. (2000). Optimal tether deployment/retrieval trajectories using direct collocation. 1-9. Paper presented at Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2000, Dever, CO, United States. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2000-4349