Preliminary development of an optimized Lambert problem solver for targets in elliptical orbits

David Bradley Spencer, Brian S. Shank

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Abstract

This paper investigates the solution of Lambert's Problem for targets in elliptical orbits. Preliminary efforts are made in developing a mission design software tool to determine the optimal interplanetary trajectory and final capture orbit based on mission constraints and requirements between a departure and arrival body. Integration of the Applied Research Laboratory Trade Space Visualizer software permits a mission designer to visually inspect the multi-dimensional trade space and investigate regions of feasible trajectories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-376
Number of pages20
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume148
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Spaceflight Mechanics 2013 - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Feb 10 2013Feb 14 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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