Romberg, O. and Quantius, D. and Putzar, R. and Schäfer, F. (2008) Space Blast Pipe - an Innovative Space Transportation Concept. International Astronautical Congress, 2008-09-21, Glasgow, Scotland.
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There is a trend for small satellites to be brought into Low Earth Orbit. The current way of using expendable launchers for transport is associated with several drawbacks, such as high cost, considerable risks and environmental pollution. A new visionary long-term concept is presented that is based on the effect of atmospheric/gas pressure. The key issue of this future launch device is a very long evacuated tube called “Space Blast Pipe” (SBP). This paper intro-duces the basic idea of the Space Blast Pipe, shows initial technical solutions and gives elementary performance calculations. The limits concerning the feasibility aspect are discussed.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Title:||Space Blast Pipe - an Innovative Space Transportation Concept|
|Keywords:||Space Blast Pipe, SBP, Future Launch Systems, Visionary Concepts|
|Event Title:||International Astronautical Congress|
|Event Location:||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|Organizer:||International Astronautical Federation|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W - no assignement|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W - no assignement|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W -- no assignement (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Space Systems > Systemanalyse Raumsegmente|
|Deposited By:||Andre Weiß|
|Deposited On:||18 Feb 2009|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 13:49|
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