Operations research in the space industry

Jörg Fliege, Konstantinos Kaparis, Banafsheh Khosravi

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Operations research techniques have been used in the space industry since its infancy, and various competing methods and codes, with widely varying characteristics, have been used over time. This survey is intended to give an overview of current application cases of different operations research techniques and methodologies in the domain of space engineering and space science.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number2
Early online date19 Jul 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012


  • nonlinear programming
  • integer programming
  • control
  • scheduling
  • OR in research and development


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