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Comparative Study of Kerosene and Methane Propellants for Reusable Liquid Boosters Stages

Burkhardt, H. and Sippel, M. and Klevanski, J. and Herbertz, A. (2002) Comparative Study of Kerosene and Methane Propellants for Reusable Liquid Boosters Stages. In: 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference. AIAA. 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN, 7 - 10 July 2002.

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Abstract

Kerosene and methane are two promising candidate propellants for a future reusable booster stage. This study assesses the merits of both propellants and compares their respective performance when used in a booster stage. The identification of the propellant properties is the starting point. An analysis of a staged combustion cycle engine for both propellants follows. The final assessment is based on the results of a performance analysis of a launch vehicle making use of these motors in reusable fly-back boosters.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2002, monograph_id=AIAA 2002-5235,
Title:Comparative Study of Kerosene and Methane Propellants for Reusable Liquid Boosters Stages
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Burkhardt, H.UNSPECIFIED
Sippel, M.UNSPECIFIED
Klevanski, J.UNSPECIFIED
Herbertz, A.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
Editors:
EditorsEmail
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:AIAA
Status:Published
Event Title:38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN, 7 - 10 July 2002
Organizer:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):E -- no assignement
Location: Lampoldshausen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Propulsion
Deposited By: Monika Lohmiller
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 13:59

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