Optimization of the flight trajectories including multiple gravity-assist maneuvers of the space craft equipped by a solar sail
Aerospace propulsion engineering
Lavochkin Research and Production Association, NPO Lavochkin, 24, Leningradskay str., Khimki, Moscow region, 141400, Russia
AbstractThe procedure of optimization of the flight trajectories including multiple gravity-assist maneuvers of the space craft equipped by a solar sail is considered. The proposed procedure is based on concept of optimization of the compound dynamic systems by the method of sequential linearization and allows to form the general approach to decision of problems of interplanetary missions optimization with use of a solar sail. With use of the proposed procedure problems of optimization of the flight trajectories to Mercury and to the Sun neighborhood on a base of cheap conversion "Dnepr" LV are decided.