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Apply Forces Such That The Satellite Reaches A Given Point In Space

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#1 valak



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 04:04 AM

The problem is the following: 
 - let's say we have a miniaturized satellite*, X; 
 - we know its position, velocity, acceleration, the forces applied at
   any given moment; 
 - we also know its mass, its dimensions etc; 
 - the satellite tries to approach a point in space, let's say A(x, y, z).
   The question is: what forces (xf, yf, zf) should we apply to our
   satellite at any moment, such that the satellite reaches and stops at
   point A.
(*) A satellite is a SPHERES (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPHERES). We don't need to worry about gravitaty. The satellites move by ejecting CO2.

Edited by valak, 08 December 2018 - 04:04 AM.