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A Systematic Comparison of Reusable First Stage Return Options

Stappert, Sven and Wilken, Jascha and Bussler, Leonid and Sippel, Martin (2019) A Systematic Comparison of Reusable First Stage Return Options. 8TH European Conference For Aeronautics and Space Sciences, 01.07.2019 - 04.07.2019, Madrid.

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Abstract

The recent success of the emerging private space companies SpaceX and Blue Origin in landing, recovering and relaunching first stages have demonstrated the possibility of building reliable reusable launchers with low launch costs. Due to this risen interest in reusability, the project AKIRA was initiated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in 2017. This multidisciplinary project focuses on identifying and investigating key technologies for possible future reusable launch vehicles. Within this paper the focus is set on the comparison of different return options including vertical takeoff, vertical landing and vertical takeoff, horizontal landing on a technological and economic level.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/128623/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A Systematic Comparison of Reusable First Stage Return Options
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
Bussler, Leonidleonid.bussler (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0657-4086
Sippel, Martinmartin.sippel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7356-7575
Date:July 2019
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:RLV, Reusability, VTVL, VTHL, In-Air-Capturing
Event Title:8TH European Conference For Aeronautics and Space Sciences
Event Location:Madrid
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:01.07.2019 - 04.07.2019
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: Stappert, Sven
Deposited On:03 Sep 2019 10:47
Last Modified:03 Sep 2019 10:47

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