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Post-ISS Concept for 2025 and Beyond

Romberg, Oliver and Philpot, Claudia and Jahnke, Stephan Siegfried and Maiwald, Volker (2017) Post-ISS Concept for 2025 and Beyond. 3rd. Int. Conf. on Satellites and Missions, 11.-13. Mai 2017, Barcelona, Spanien. (Unpublished)

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The International Space Station (ISS) demonstrates successful international cooperation between many partners regarding engineering as well as programmatic aspects. There are more and more ideas in the development of new markets by shifting responsibilities to private entities and broadening research disciplines, demanding faster access by users and including new launcher and experiment facilitator companies. A review of worldwide activities shows that all spacefaring nations are developing their individual programs for the time after ISS. Europe is interested in LEO and human spaceflight as discussed by the ISECG, depending on funding commitments. ISS follow-on activities should comprise clear scientific and technological objectives combined with commercial application and the long term view on space exploration. This includes key competences like robotics, internal and external space structures, module/facility and experiment operations as well as supply systems. Based on Concurrent Engineering (CE) processes, DLR started to investigate future low cost options by evaluating various LEO infrastructure concepts including opportunities for national realization and international cooperation based on feasible budgets. Using the Concurrent Engineering Facility (CEF) of DLR Bremen, scientists and users from various disciplines are involved in assessing the feasibility of various Post-ISS options. Resulting payloads are based on Mir and ISS experience with respect to future scientific and technological research questions. Further, together with US and European industry, NASA and ESA astronauts, operation specialists, current ISS users and scientists, DLR conducted extensive CE studies for Post-ISS concepts. This work converged into a Phase A design called Orbital-Hub based on a small low cost manned LEO platform including Free Flyer. The first flying hardware components could be realised in the frame of moderate budgets in the next eight years. The Orbital-Hub would guarantee a smooth transition between ISS and further space activities beyond LEO and would represent an important step towards long term human space exploration.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/119214/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Post-ISS Concept for 2025 and Beyond
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Romberg, OliverOliver.Romberg (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2287-2910
Philpot, Claudiaclaudia.philpot (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jahnke, Stephan SiegfriedStephan.Jahnke (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1678-4332
Maiwald, Volkervolker.maiwald (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4591-0089
Date:11 May 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Post-ISS, ISS, CE-Studies, LEO-Infrastructures
Event Title:3rd. Int. Conf. on Satellites and Missions
Event Location:Barcelona, Spanien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11.-13. Mai 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systemanalyse Raumsegment (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Romberg, Dr.-Ing. Oliver
Deposited On:07 Mar 2018 09:33
Last Modified:18 Feb 2020 12:17

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