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Evolution of the SpaceLiner towards a Reusable TSTO-Launcher

Sippel, Martin and Trivailo, Olga and Bussler, Leonid and Lipp, Sarah and Valluchi, Cecilia (2016) Evolution of the SpaceLiner towards a Reusable TSTO-Launcher. International Astronautical Congress 2016, 2016-09-26 - 2016-09-30, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Since a couple of years the DLR launcher systems analysis division is investigating a visionary and extremely fast passenger transportation concept based on rocket propulsion. The fully reusable concept consists of two vertically launched winged stages in parallel arrangement. The space transportation role of the SpaceLiner concept as a TSTO-launcher is now, for the first time, addressed in technical detail. Different mission options to LEO and beyond are traded and necessary modifications of the passenger stage to an unmanned cargo-carrier are investigated and described in this paper. Meanwhile, technical progress of the SpaceLiner ultra-high-speed passenger transport is ongoing at Phase A conceptual design level. Iterative sizings of all major subcomponents in nominal and off-nominal flight conditions have been performed. Potential intercontinental flight routes, taking into account range-safety and sonic boom constraints as well as good reachability from major business centers, are evaluated and flight guidance schemes are established. Alternative passenger cabin and rescue capsule options with innovative morphing shapes were also investigated. The operational and business concept of the SpaceLiner is under definition. The project is on a structured development path and as one key initial step the Mission Requirements Review has been successfully concluded.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107554/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Evolution of the SpaceLiner towards a Reusable TSTO-Launcher
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Sippel, MartinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7356-7575UNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Series Name:IAC-16-D2.4.03
Keywords:SpaceLiner, TSTO, trajectory guidance, LOX-LH2-propulsion, cost estimation, MRR (Mission Requirements Review)
Event Title:International Astronautical Congress 2016
Event Location:Guadalajara, Mexico
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:26 September 2016
Event End Date:30 September 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transportation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Space Transportation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Systemanalyse Raumtransport (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Vormschlag, Nele Marei
Deposited On:10 Nov 2016 09:48
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:12

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