Accession Number : AD0643951

Title :   HEAT OPTIMUM ACCELERATION IN CENTRAL FIELD,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Efimov,G. B. ; Okhotsimskii,D. E.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Consideration is given to a variational problem about optimum acceleration of spacecraft with low thrust, starting from an orbit close to circular and attaining hyperbolic velocity. Regularities of optimum motion were investigated. A comparison was made with motion under action of constant tangential acceleration. Considerations are given pertaining to construction of a limiting solution of variational problem, calculation of which would allow one to reduce estimation of basic parameters of optimum acceleration to the use of a table with one entry or to calculation by means of the final formulas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACECRAFT, ACCELERATION), CIRCULAR ORBITS, OPTIMIZATION, THRUST, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, USSR

Subject Categories : Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE