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Fuel-Optimal Spacecraft Guidance for Landing in Planetary Pits

@inproceedings{Bhasin2016FuelOptimalSG,
  title={Fuel-Optimal Spacecraft Guidance for Landing in Planetary Pits},
  author={Neal S. Bhasin},
  year={2016}
}
Propulsive spacecraft enable scientific discovery and exploration of the worlds beyond Earth. Autonomous spacecraft have landed on Earth, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Titan, asteroids, and a comet. Recently discovered planetary pits allow access to subsurface voids valuable for scientific discovery and sustained exploration. With recent advancements in embedded convex optimization software and trajectory optimization theory, increasingly sophisticated autonomous missions will be able to… 
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