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Elaboration of Ariane 6 operational concept with a concurrent engineering approach

David, Emmanuelle (2016) Elaboration of Ariane 6 operational concept with a concurrent engineering approach. In: Proceedings of the 67th International Astronautical Congress. International Astronautical Congress 2016, 26.-30. Sept. 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico. ISBN 9781510835825

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Abstract

In December 2014, the ESA Council at Ministerial level has decided to go ahead with the Ariane 6 and Vega-C development programmes. The overarching aim of Ariane 6 is to provide guaranteed access to space for Europe at a competitive price. ESA has the role of Procuring entity and Launch System Architect (LSA). As Launch System Architect, ESA ensures the coherence on the Launcher System and the Launch base in the elaboration of the operational concept. The ambitious High Level Requirements of Ariane 6 Project lead to design the Launch System for efficient operations. In this frame, operations are taken “end-to-end”: • From manufacturing until end of Launch Service, • All over the lifecycle of the Launch System, • Encompassing the Launcher System & Launch Base & across the whole Launch System • Including the Launch Service Customer’s / payload The operational concept describes how the Launch System will be operated all over the Ariane 6 lifecycle. This approach leads to drive the Launch System design, development, initial operations and ramp-up up to full operational capability. Given the short development time for Ariane 6 (decision to start development in dec-2014 for a maiden flight in 2020), it has been decided to follow a concurrent engineering approach between ESA acting as Launch System Architect and the two prime contractors (ASL and CNES) in the elaboration of the Operational Concept. The joint teams iteratively evaluate alternative solutions until convergence on the targeted recurring cost induced by the operational concept. At each step, impact on the Launch Base requirements and their running costs (operations and maintenance) are evaluated. Interface requirements are kept updated and design elements are capitalized to reduce the slack between requirements finalization and preliminary design completion. This process allows the system to freeze in parallel the requirement, the process and product design. The paper presents concurrent engineering methods and tools applied within Ariane 6 project related to the elaboration of the operational concept with the prime contractors. Then the outcome is summarized by presenting the A6 operational concept.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107548/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Elaboration of Ariane 6 operational concept with a concurrent engineering approach
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
David, EmmanuelleEmmanuelle.David (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 67th International Astronautical Congress
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Series Name:IAC-16-D.2.2-35323
ISBN:9781510835825
Status:Published
Keywords:Ariane 6, Concurrent Engineering, Operational Concept, Launch system
Event Title:International Astronautical Congress 2016
Event Location:Guadalajara, Mexico
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26.-30. Sept. 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transport
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Systemanalyse Raumtransport
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Vormschlag, Nele Marei
Deposited On:16 Nov 2016 11:56
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:04

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