Multi-objective optimisation of many-revolution, low-thrust orbit raising for Destiny mission

Federico Zuiani, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Massimiliano Vasile

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This work will present a Multi-Objective approach to the design of the initial,
Low-Thrust orbit raising phase for JAXA’s proposed technology demonstrator
mission DESTINY. The proposed approach includes a simplified model for Low
Thrust, many-revolution transfers, based on an analytical orbital averaging technique, and a simplified control parameterisation. Eclipses and J2 perturbation are also accounted for. This is combined with a stochastic optimisation algorithm to solve optimisation problems in which conflicting performance figures of DESTINY’s trajectory design are concurrently optimised. It will be shown that the proposed approach provides for a good preliminary investigation of the launch window and helps identifying critical issues to be addressed in future design phases.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2013
Event23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference - Kauai, Hawaii, United States
Duration: 10 Feb 201314 Feb 2013


Conference23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference
CountryUnited States
CityKauai, Hawaii


  • analytical solutions
  • low-thrust propulsion
  • multi-revolution trajectory


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