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Lambert's Problem

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Lambert's Problem


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19 Dec 2012 (Updated )

MATLAB functions and scripts for solving the geocentric and heliocentric Lambert problem.

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PDF document and four MATLAB scripts that demonstrate how to solve the Earth orbit, interplanetary, and J2-perturbed form of Lambert’s problem. Lambert’s problem is concerned with the determination of an orbit that passes between two positions within a specified time-of-flight. This classic astrodynamic problem is also known as the orbital two-point boundary value problem (TPBVP) or the flyby and rendezvous problems.

MATLAB release MATLAB 8.0 (R2012b)
Other requirements The NLP solution of Lambert's problem requires the platform-specific version of SNOPT available at
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10 Jun 2014 sun Chong  
23 May 2014 Abel

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04 Nov 2013 Samwel Emmanuel  
10 Jul 2014 1.1

Added main script (lambert4_64bit.m) that uses the March 17, 2014 version of SNOPT.

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