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Hypersonic Launcher Concept Aurora – Basic Concept Formulation and Configuration R1 Preliminary System Design

Kopp, Alexander (2016) Hypersonic Launcher Concept Aurora – Basic Concept Formulation and Configuration R1 Preliminary System Design. Other. DLR-Interner Bericht. SART TN-004/2016. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Aurora is a novel concept for a hypersonic space launcher and involves a series of different configurations based on a common basic configuration. Key elements are the application of thin-ply based composite structures for weight reduction and the optional utilization of drop tanks. Configurations with pure rocket propulsion as well as combined cycle propulsion systems will be investigated. All configurations will utilize a horizontal landing approach. Take-off is in principle possible both in horizontal and vertical mode, whereas horizontal take-off is preferred. This report covers the general concept formulation of the hypersonic launcher concept Aurora as well as the preliminary system design of the first configuration Aurora-R1. Within the concept formulation the idea behind Aurora, basic requirements, as well as the design philosophy will be explained. The preliminary system design of the configuration Aurora R1 includes configuration design, aerodynamic-, mass-, and propulsion-models, as well as trajectory simulation, TPS- and structural-sizing. A special focus will be placed on initial structural trade-off analyses and a first investigations of potential weight savings by using thin-ply based CFRP composites. Finally, next steps for the Aurora system studies will be discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110960/
Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Interner Bericht, Other)
Title:Hypersonic Launcher Concept Aurora – Basic Concept Formulation and Configuration R1 Preliminary System Design
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kopp, AlexanderAlexander.Kopp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:5 April 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Unpublished
Keywords:Launcher, Hypersonic, Spaceplane ,CFRP composites, thin-plies
Institution:DLR
Department:DLR SART
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:08 Feb 2017 10:53
Last Modified:08 Feb 2017 10:53

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