The optimization of interplanetary flight to phobos with a jet engine of combined low and high limited thrust

The optimization problem of space transfer of the spacecraft to Phobos is con­sidered. On the one hand this problem is coincided to real mission to Phobos, which Russian Federation is going to realize in the next few years. On the other hand, the method development of the spacecraft interplanetary trajectory optimi­zation is a question of present interest. The authors of researches usually neglect the planetocentric legs of trajectory in such problems, and there is no through optimization of the whole mission. In this paper the method of Pontryagin's ex­tremals design in such problems with the taking into account these features by the example of flight to Phobos. The coordinates and velocity vectors of the Earth, Mars and Phobos correspond to ephemeris DE424 and MAR097. Gravita­tional fields of the Sun, the Earth and Mars are considered to be Newtonian. The spacecraft is equipped with High- and Low-thrust engines. The problem of cos-modynamics is formalized as an optimal control task and then is solved numeri­cally by shooting method. In this paper certain trajectories are designed, and the possible gain due to using of combined propulsion in comparison with using on­ly High-thrust engines is considered. © 2020, Univelt Inc. All rights reserved.

Samokhin A.S. 1, 2, 3 , Samokhina M.A. 1, 2, 3 , Grigoriev I.S. 1, 2, 3 , Zapletin M.P. 4
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  • 1 Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1 Leninskiye Gory, GSP-1, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
  • 2 Academy of Engineering, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), 6 Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
  • 3 V. A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences, 65 Profsoyuznaya str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation
  • 4 Department of Mechanics and Mathematics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1 LeninskiyeGory, GSP-1, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
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Interplanetary flight; Jet engines; Space applications; Space platforms; Trajectories; High thrusts; Low-thrust engines; Method development; Optimal controls; Optimization problems; Russian federation; Shooting methods; Velocity vectors; Interplanetary spacecraft
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