An analytical approach for continuous-thrust, leo-geo transfers

David Bradley Spencer, Robert D. Culp

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Abstract

This paper examines an analytical method to transfer a spacecraft from a Low-Earth Orbit (LEO), circular and inclined to the equator, to a Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO), with no inclination or eccentricity, in an analytical, near-optimal fashion. The focus is to examine the propulsive mass cost for a continuously thrusting vehicle, specifically, to develop a method to simplify the trajectory optimization problem for this type of vehicle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages421-430
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventAstrodynamics Conference, 1994 - Scottsdale, United States
Duration: Aug 1 1994Aug 3 1994

Other

OtherAstrodynamics Conference, 1994
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale
Period8/1/948/3/94

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thrust
vehicles
trajectory optimization
geosynchronous orbits
Earth orbits
low Earth orbits
equators
eccentricity
inclination
spacecraft
costs

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Spencer, D. B., & Culp, R. D. (1994). An analytical approach for continuous-thrust, leo-geo transfers. 421-430. Paper presented at Astrodynamics Conference, 1994, Scottsdale, United States.
Spencer, David Bradley ; Culp, Robert D. / An analytical approach for continuous-thrust, leo-geo transfers. Paper presented at Astrodynamics Conference, 1994, Scottsdale, United States.10 p.
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