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CRYOGENIC ROCKET ENGINE TEST

Kitsche, Wolfgang (2010) CRYOGENIC ROCKET ENGINE TEST. In: Proceedings of the Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace . Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, 17.-18.02.2010, Tel Aviv / Haifa.

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Abstract

Since twenty years Europe successfully operates a cryogenic main stage on its largest launcher Ariane 5. A propulsion system running on cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen demands a great deal of special systems and processes on the launcher and on the test facility for the propulsion system. The earning is a high specific impulse of the rocket engine and a high payload factor of the launcher. On Europe’s test facilities for large cryogenic rocket engines at SNECMA, Vernon (France) and DLR, Lampoldshausen (Germany) the systems and processes to operate the cryogenic engine and the dedicated test facility were systematically developed and optimized. The large test facilities PF50 (SNECMA) and P5 (DLR) are full available for the qualification and development tests of the propulsion system Vulcain within the Ariane 5 program. Furthermore the facilities have the potential to be modified for tests of a future high thrust engine (HTE).

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:CRYOGENIC ROCKET ENGINE TEST
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kitsche, Wolfgangwolfgang.kitsche@dlr.de
Date:February 2010
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Status:Published
Keywords:rocket propulsion cryogenic test
Event Title:Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences
Event Location:Tel Aviv / Haifa
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17.-18.02.2010
Organizer:University Tel Aviv, Technion Haifa et alii
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):W - Antriebsystemtechnik - Raketenantriebtests (old)
Location: Lampoldshausen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Propulsion > Versuchsanlagen
Deposited By: Wolfgang Kitsche
Deposited On:06 Dec 2010 16:11
Last Modified:06 Dec 2010 16:11

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