Accession Number : AD0447904
Title : MINIMUM FUEL TRAJECTORIES WITH SOFT LANDINGS,
Corporate Author : FRANK J SEILER RESEARCH LAB UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO
Personal Author(s) : Manci, Orlando J., Jr.
Report Date : 30 MAY 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 1
Abstract : Minimum fuel trajectories for rocket flights with soft landings in a uniform gravitational field are presented as functions of two parameters. The solutions are valid for any uniform gravitational field, rocket fuel, and burning rate. The problem is formulated as a flight over a flat moon without atmosphere. The solution is subject to the differential constraints of the equations of motion and the end point conditions which require zero velocity at take-off and landing. (Author)
Descriptors : (*LUNAR TRAJECTORIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), (*ENERGY MANAGEMENT, LUNAR TRAJECTORIES), (*LUNAR CRAFT, LANDING), MOON, GRAVITY, ROCKET PROPELLANTS, FUEL CONSUMPTION, COMBUSTION, VELOCITY, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, EQUATIONS, MOTION, ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, TABLES(DATA).
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE