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Global trajectory optimisation: can we prune the solution space when considering deep space manoeuvres?

Vasile, Massimiliano and Ceriotti, Matteo and Radice, Gianmarco and Becerra, Victor M. and Nasuto, Slawomir J. and Anderson, James D. (2008) Global trajectory optimisation: can we prune the solution space when considering deep space manoeuvres? [Report]

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Abstract

This document contains a report on the work done under the ESA/Ariadna study 06/4101 on the global optimization of space trajectories with multiple gravity assist (GA) and deep space manoeuvres (DSM). The study was performed by a joint team of scientists from the University of Reading and the University of Glasgow.