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International Space Exploration Coordination Group Assessment of Technology Gaps for LOx/Methane Propulsion Systems for the Global Exploration Roadmap

Hurlbert, Eric A. and Manfletti, Chiara and Sippel, Martin (2016) International Space Exploration Coordination Group Assessment of Technology Gaps for LOx/Methane Propulsion Systems for the Global Exploration Roadmap. AIAA SPACE 2016, 13. - 16. September 2016, Long Beach, California. DOI: 10.2514/6.2016-5280 ISBN 978-162410427-5

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Abstract

As part of the Global Exploration Roadmap (GER), the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) formed two technology gap assessment teams to evaluate topic discipline areas that had not been worked at an international level to date. The participating agencies were ASI, CNES, DLR, ESA, JAXA, and NASA. Accordingly, the ISECG Technology Working Group (TWG) recommended two discipline areas based on Critical Technology Needs reflected within the GER Technology Development Map (GTDM): Dust Mitigation and LOX/Methane Propulsion. LOx/Methane propulsion systems are enabling for future human missions Mars by significantly reducing the landed mass of the Mars ascent stage through the use of in-situ propellant production, for improving common fluids for life support, power and propulsion thus allowing for diverse redundancy, for eliminating the corrosive and toxic propellants thereby improving surface operations and reusability, and for increasing the performance of propulsion systems. The goals and objectives of the international team are to determine the gaps in technology that must be closed for LOx/Methane to be used in human exploration missions in cis-lunar, lunar, and Mars mission applications. An emphasis is placed on near term lunar lander applications with extensibility to Mars. Each agency provided a status of the substantial amount of Lox/Methane propulsion system development to date and their inputs on the gaps in the technology that are remaining. The gaps, which are now opportunities for collaboration, are then discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110759/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:International Space Exploration Coordination Group Assessment of Technology Gaps for LOx/Methane Propulsion Systems for the Global Exploration Roadmap
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Hurlbert, Eric A.NASAUNSPECIFIED
Manfletti, Chiarachiara.manfletti (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sippel, Martinmartin.sippel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7356-7575
Date:13 September 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.2514/6.2016-5280
Series Name:AIAA 2016-5280
ISBN:978-162410427-5
Status:Published
Keywords:LOx/Methane propulsion systems
Event Title:AIAA SPACE 2016
Event Location:Long Beach, California
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13. - 16. September 2016
Organizer:AIAA
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:17 Jan 2017 12:35
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:08

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