Trajectory optimization of a reusable launch vehicle

Marchetti, Francesco and Minisci, Edmondo and Riccardi, Annalisa (2019) Trajectory optimization of a reusable launch vehicle. In: 17th Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization, 2019-06-28 - 2019-06-29, University of Strathclyde.

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A comparison between different direct trajectory optimization methods for a Single Stage to Orbit Reusable Launch Vehicle is carried out and presented. Collocation and multiple-shooting approaches are compared in terms of accuracy, scalability, computational costs, and sensitivity to irregularities of models. The ascent trajectory optimization of the FESTIP-FSS5 Reusable Launch Vehicle is considered.