Messenger (reduced version)
This trajectory optimisation problem represents a rendezvous mission to Mercury modelled as an MGA-1DSM problem. The selected fly-by sequence is the same used in the first part of the Messenger mission. It is well known that a significant reduction of the required deltaV is possible if a number of resonant fly-bys follow the first Mercury encounter. Those resonant fly-bys are not included in this model creating a much simpler problem.
- MATLAB: use the function messenger.m and pass to it the MGAproblem variable contained in messenger.mat
- C++: call the function “double messenger(const std::vector& x)” provided in the GTOPtoolbox.
The box bounds on each of the decision vector variable are given below.
No other constraints are considered for this problem. The objective function is considered to the precision of meters per second.
The best solutions submitted to this problem are listed below in chronological order