Optimal Nimpulse transfer trajectories between an arbitrary orbit and a Vinfinity vector
Abstract
A general formulation is developed for determining the optimal Nimpulse transfer trajectories between an arbitrary orbit and a Vinfinity vector subject to equality constraints on the hyperbolic pericenter altitude and the total transfer time. The solution, based on Primer Vector theory, determines the optimal sequence of impulses such that the total deltav is minimum, subject to the imposed constraints. The inverse solution is also available.
 Publication:

Astrodynamics 1989
 Pub Date:
 1990
 Bibcode:
 1990asdy.conf..888J
 Keywords:

 State Vectors;
 Trajectory Optimization;
 Transfer Orbits;
 Astrodynamics;
 Impulses;
 Astrodynamics