Goddard problem

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In rocketry, the Goddard problem is to optimize the peak altitude of a rocket, ascending vertically, and taking into account atmospheric drag and the gravitational field. This was first posed by Robert H. Goddard in his 1919 publication, "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes".[1][2]


  1. ^ E.M. Cliff. "Goddard Problem (slides)" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  2. ^ Boris Garfinkel. A Solution of the Goddard Problem (Report). Archived from the original on September 27, 2021.