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Preliminary Component Definition of Reusable Staged-Combustion Rocket Engine

Sippel, Martin and Wilken, Jascha (2018) Preliminary Component Definition of Reusable Staged-Combustion Rocket Engine. Space Propulsion 2018, 14.-16.Mai 2018, Sevilla, Spanien.

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Abstract

Full-flow staged combustion cycle rocket engines with a moderate 15 to 17 MPa range in chamber pressure have been selected as the baseline propulsion system of DLR’s visionary fully reusable SpaceLiner concept. After completing the Mission Requirements Review, the SpaceLiner Main Engine (SLME) component definition is progressing at Phase A conceptual design level. Refinements are focusing on the turbo-machinery designed as an integrated power-head and a suitable thrust-chamber lay-out. One key-objective is a light-weight, long-life, low-maintenance architecture. The paper describes the latest status of the SpaceLiner 7 propulsion system: • The reference vehicle’s preliminary design, • Main propulsion feed-and pressurization system definition and architectural lay-out, • Thrust chamber regenerative circuit, • Pre-design of different turbomachinery and attached preburners, Design solutions are traded and compared to other recent high-performance rocket engine developments based on available design data or reassessment.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/120327/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Preliminary Component Definition of Reusable Staged-Combustion Rocket Engine
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sippel, MartinMartin.Sippel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7356-7575
Wilken, JaschaJascha.Wilken (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5748-1261
Date:15 May 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:RLV, SpaceLiner, LOX-LH2, Staged Combustion, SLME
Event Title:Space Propulsion 2018
Event Location:Sevilla, Spanien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14.-16.Mai 2018
Organizer:ESA
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:12 Jun 2018 10:41
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:18

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