Accession Number : AD0635684

Title :   MINIMUM-FUEL TRANSFERS BETWEEN COAXIAL ELLIPSES, BOTH COPLANAR AND NONCOPLANAR.

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Winn, C. Byron

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This report presents the solutions for the minimum fuel transfers between coaxial ellipses, both coplanar and noncoplanar. These problems are unusual in that the optimal solutions can be obtained analytically. This report merely presents some of the results that have been obtained; the derivations and proofs have been omitted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CONSUMPTION, *TRANSFER TRAJECTORIES), (*ENERGY MANAGEMENT, SPACE FLIGHT), OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE