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NASA JPL’s Planning Transport and Manufacturing for Lowest Cost Technology

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed a method applicable to transportation and manufacturing. A new algorithm alleviates some mathematical difficulties of planning segmented trajectories for the lowest cost. The algorithm involves a modified Newtonian iterative method in which periapse times, closest approach distances, and orientations of approach hyperbolas serve as independent variables.

For more information, contact Debora Wolfenbarger at 818-354-3829 or Debora.L.Wolfenbarger@jpl.nasa.gov.

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