# Numerical optimization study of multiple-pass aeroassisted orbital transfer

@inproceedings{Rao2002NumericalOS, title={Numerical optimization study of multiple-pass aeroassisted orbital transfer}, author={A. V. Rao and Sean H. Tang and Wayne P. Hallman}, year={2002} }

- Published 2002
DOI:10.1002/oca.711

SUMMARY A direct transcription method is applied to the problem of multiple-pass aeroassisted orbital transfer from geostationary orbit to low Earth orbit with a large inclination change. The objective is to provide minimum-impulse requirements and corresponding optimal trajectories for a gliding vehicle with a high lift-to-drag ratio subject to constraints on heating rate, angle of attack, and transfer time. The multiplepass aeroassisted orbital transfer problem is set up as a multi-phase… CONTINUE READING

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