New space mission paper available


Schlueter M, Wahib M., Munetomo M.

New state-of-the-art results on ESA’s Messenger Space Mission Benchmark [ PDF ]

Advances in Parallel & Distributed Processing, and Applications, Pages 669-681 (Springer), 2021


This article describes an approach to robustly optimize ESA's Messenger (Full Mission) interplanetary space trajectory benchmark within one hour on the HUCC (Hokudai University supercomputer) using 1000 cores. Note that Messenger (Full Mission) is one of the most challenging benchmarks for interplanetary trajectory design and MIDACO (resp. MXHPC) remains yet the only known algorithm to be capable to solve this benchmark to its putative global optimal solution.

Illustration of the Messenger space probe and its interplanetary trajectory from Earth to Mercury