16.346 | Fall 2008 | Graduate


Lecture Notes

Optimum Orbital Transfer


Lecture notes on optimum orbital transfer, velocity requirements for orbital transfer, optimum single-impulse transfer, the optimality condition, optimum single-impulse transfer from a circular orbit, solving the general optimization problem by successive substitutions, Earth-to-Mars departure velocity for orbital transfer, and minimum departure velocity for orbital transfer from Earth to the planets.

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Fall 2008
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