Theses and Dissertations
Now showing items 1-2 of 2
A digital computer study of the first-stage trajectories of high initial acceleration rockets
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961-06)
The first-stage, powered- flight trajectory of a large rocket powered vehicle is studied by varying the initial acceleration, the vertical flight time, and the initial tilt angle. Trajectories were computed on an IBM ...
An investigation of an expanding elliptical earth escape trajectory for a low thrust space vehicle
(Cambridge, Massachusetts; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961-06-01)
This thesis studies the advantages and disadvantages of an expanding elliptical acceleration maneuver for a space vehicle, in chic a low level acceleration is applied tangentially for small arcs of true anomaly centered ...