Goddard Rocket

Goddard Rocket

Maximization of the final altitude of a vertically launched rocket, using the thrust as a control and given the initial mass, the fuel mass, and the drag characteristics of the rocket.

Problem Type

NLP (medium)


Dolan, E.D., J.J. More, Benchmarking Optimization Software with COPS, 2000. 


A zip file with this example can be downloaded here.