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The NearSpace Interface between Air and Space Traffic Management

Kaltenhäuser, Sven and Stilwell, Ruth (2018) The NearSpace Interface between Air and Space Traffic Management. In: 69th International Astronautical Congress 2018, IAC 2018. International Astronautical Federation (IAF). 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 1.-5. Okt. 2018, Bremen, Germany.

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NearSpace describes the region between the airspace commonly used by airliners and the beginning of space. It is the region where launching and re-entering commercial space vehicles pass through to and from space, where suborbital flights happen, debris breakups occur and concepts for ultrafast passenger transportation and stationary high altitude platforms plan to fly. NearSpace is no longer an exclusive transition zone but an area which sees a significant increase in operations. It extends the interface region between Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Space Traffic Management (STM), which are already required to interact in order to accustom an increased amount of space vehicles during their flights through regular airspace. The diversity of operational types within the NearSpace region poses a challenge with regard to ensuring the safety of operation at all times. The mission profiles and technical requirements for the vehicles used in this environment will make it difficult to rely on established standards and established cooperative processes. New but nonetheless reliable and interoperable means of communication and surveillance will be needed. This paper will present requirements to and related concepts for an extended traffic management for the NearSpace region, taking into account the challenges of ATM and STM interfacing, roles and responsibilities as well as suggested Air and Space Traffic Services.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/123969/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The NearSpace Interface between Air and Space Traffic Management
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Kaltenhäuser, Svensven.kaltenhaeuser (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2085-7979
Stilwell, RuthAerospace Policy Solutions, LLCUNSPECIFIED
Date:4 October 2018
Journal or Publication Title:69th International Astronautical Congress 2018, IAC 2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
Series Name:Proceedings of the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Keywords:NearSpace, Commercial Space Transportation, Space Traffic Management, Air Traffic Management
Event Title:69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Event Location:Bremen, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:1.-5. Okt. 2018
Organizer:International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Traffic Concepts and Operation (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > ATM-Simulation
Deposited By: Kaltenhäuser, Sven
Deposited On:04 Dec 2018 10:17
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:21

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