Global Trajectory Optimisation: Can We Prune the Solution Space When Considering Deep Space Manoeuvres? [Final Report]

Massimiliano Vasile, Matteo Ceriotti, Gianmarco Radice, Victor M. Becerra, Slawomir J. Nasuto, James D. Anderson

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This document contains a report on the work done under the ESA/Ariadna study 06/4101 on the global optimization of space trajectories with multiple gravity assist (GA) and deep space manoeuvres (DSM). The study was performed by a joint team of scientists from the University of Reading and the University of Glasgow.
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publication[Paris]
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
Number of pages118
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • multiple gravity-assist transfers
  • deep-space manoeuvres
  • hybrid optimal control problems
  • deterministic techniques
  • stochastic techniques

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