Accession Number : AD0698747

Title :   OPTIMAL RESOURCE ALLOCATIONS FOR SPACE LOGISTICS MISSIONS,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF OFFICE FOR DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

Personal Author(s) : Delfico,Joseph

Report Date : 31 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The problem of transporting space hardware from earth to orbit utilizing reusable logistics systems is addressed with the objective of determining the payload capacity of the vehicle which will minimize total system resource expenditures for a given annual orbital delivery requirement. A simple method for determining the minimum cost parameters of the transportation system is presented utilizing the Lagrangian multipler technique. Trends and sensitivities of the resultant solutions are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSPORTATION, *SPACECRAFT), (*RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT, LOGISTICS), RENDEZVOUS TRAJECTORIES, ORBITS, COSTS, PAYLOAD, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION, RECOVERY

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE