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Evaluation of European Reusable VTVL Booster Stages

Stappert, Sven and Wilken, Jascha and Sippel, Martin and Dietlein, Ingrid Monika (2018) Evaluation of European Reusable VTVL Booster Stages. In: 2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition. 2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum, 17.Sep. - 19.Sep. 2018, Orlando, Florida, USA. DOI: 10.2514/6.2018-5239

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Abstract

Reusability of launch systems has the potential to strongly impact the launch service market if sufficient reliability and low refurbishment costs can be achieved. This study focuses on the vertical takeoff and vertical landing (VTVL) method as currently used by SpaceX. The goal of this study is to determine the impact of this method on a technical, operational and economic level and to identify its potential for a future European reusable launch system. Therefore, different propellant combinations, stagings and engine cycles were considered for a launch system with a reusable VTVL booster stage and a payload capability of 7 tons to GTO (geostationary transfer orbit). Several concepts were subjected to a preliminary design phase and are presented in this paper. The most promising concept will be selected to enter a second, more detailed design phase to obtain a feasible reusable VTVL launcher with the potential to become a future European launch vehicle.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121912/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Evaluation of European Reusable VTVL Booster Stages
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Stappert, SvenSven.Stappert (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8425-2779
Wilken, JaschaJascha.Wilken (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5748-1261
Sippel, Martinmartin.sippel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7356-7575
Dietlein, Ingrid MonikaIngrid.Dietlein (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2018
Journal or Publication Title:2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.2514/6.2018-5239
Status:Published
Keywords:RLV, VTVL, Reusablility, Ariane, DLR, RTLS, Gas Generator, Staged Combustion
Event Title:2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum
Event Location:Orlando, Florida, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17.Sep. - 19.Sep. 2018
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 - Wiederverwendbare Raumfahrtsysteme, R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Systemanalyse Raumtransport
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Stappert, Sven
Deposited On:09 Oct 2018 12:29
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:19

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