Trajectory optimization of a reusable launch vehicle

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2019
Event17th Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Jun 201929 Jun 2019


Workshop17th Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization
Abbreviated titleEUROPT 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • optimal control
  • reusable launch vehicle
  • access to space
  • trajectory optimization
  • astronautics


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