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The Free Flyer Element of DLR's Orbital-Hub Concept: Designed for Science Opportunities and More

Quantius, Dominik and Romberg, Oliver and Philpot, Claudia and Maiwald, Volker and Jahnke, Stephan Siegfried and Seboldt, Wolfgang and Baerwalde, Sven and Dittus, Hansjörg and Schlegel, Hans and Retat, Ingo and Wohlgemuth, Rainer and Lange, Max (2018) The Free Flyer Element of DLR's Orbital-Hub Concept: Designed for Science Opportunities and More. In: Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC. 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 1-5 October 2018, Bremen, Germany. ISSN 0074-1795.

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In order to perpetuate the achievements of Human Spaceflight in the context of the International Space Station (ISS), DLR supported by Airbus DS and other external partners, by extensive use of its Concurrent Engineering Facility, as conducted a thorough Post-ISS concept study for a LEO architecture referred to as Orbital-Hub. The Orbital-Hub is based on a small crewed LEO platform including a human-tended Free Flyer, and its design has been centred on financial feasibility and user needs in the frame of human spaceflight. Within this paper the Orbital-Hub's Free Flyer, which consists of a pressurized laboratory area, an external payload or experiment platform and a Service compartment, is highlighted with respect to its diverse purposes and applications. Based on a detailed collection of current and forecasted user needs with the help of the science community, the Free Flyer is designed as versatile multi-purpose platform meeting a wide range of requirements for different use cases such as observation, \mu g applications, exploration, technology demonstration and commercial use. Furthermore, it serves as a key element in the Orbital-Hub concept during assembly and nominal operations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/122589/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The Free Flyer Element of DLR's Orbital-Hub Concept: Designed for Science Opportunities and More
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Quantius, DominikDominik.Quantius (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Romberg, OliverOliver.Romberg (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2287-2910
Philpot, Claudiaclaudia.philpot (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Maiwald, Volkervolker.maiwald (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4591-0089
Jahnke, Stephan SiegfriedStephan.Jahnke (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1678-4332
Baerwalde, Svensven.baerwalde (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schlegel, HansESA ContractorUNSPECIFIED
Wohlgemuth, RainerAirbus DSUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Post-ISS, Orbital-Hub, Free Flyer, Human spaceflight, climate measurement, micro-g research, exploration, robotic, Concurrent Engineering, International Space Station, Space City
Event Title:69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Event Location:Bremen, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:1-5 October 2018
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: Quantius, Dominik
Deposited On:06 Nov 2018 09:37
Last Modified:18 Feb 2020 12:10

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