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Reusable Structures for CALLISTO

Giagkozoglou Vincenzino, Sofia and Rotärmel, Waldemar and Petkov, Ivaylo and Elsäßer, Henning and Dumont, Etienne and Witte, Lars and Schröder, Silvio (2019) Reusable Structures for CALLISTO. 8th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), 01. - 04. Juli 2019, Madrid, Spanien.

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In order to make access to space more affordable for both scientific and commercial activities the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) joined in a trilateral agreement to develop and demonstrate the technologies that will be needed for future reusable launch vehicles. In the joined project CALLISTO (Cooperative Action Leading to Launcher Innovation in Stage Toss back Operations) a demonstrator for a reusable vertical take-off, vertical landing rocket, acting as first stage, is developed and built. As long-term objective this project aims at paving the way to develop a rocket that can be fully reused, and the joint efforts of the three agencies will culminate in a demonstrator that will perform its first flights from the Kourou Space Center, in French Guyana. Having regard to the aspect of reusable structures, the development of design represents a special challenge since the components have to withstand a variety of complex manoeuvres for multiple times. Additionally, this technical complexity leads to limitations in size and mass which must be observed during the design process. The structures have to be studied very individually to meet all the requirements for reaching optimal performance during ascent, return and landing. This paper focuses on the design solutions for CALLISTO’s fairing, the aerodynamic surfaces and the approach & landing system with respect to their specific sizing load case during the mission. The challenging concept of deployable aerodynamic surfaces is especially highlighted as the deployment causes a significant transformation of the vehicles outer shape and consequently has direct impact on the trajectory. This also applies to the stowable landing gear that has been one main design challenge in the frame of CALLISTO.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/129444/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Reusable Structures for CALLISTO
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Dumont, EtienneUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4618-0572UNSPECIFIED
Witte, LarsUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3921-2524UNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Reusable launch vehicles; Structures; Deployables; TPS
Event Title:8th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS)
Event Location:Madrid, Spanien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:01. - 04. Juli 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transportation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Space Transportation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project CALLISTO [RP]
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design
Institute of Space Systems > Systems Engineering and Project Office
Institute of Space Systems > Land and Exploration Technology
Deposited By: Giagkozoglou, Sofia
Deposited On:14 Nov 2019 11:21
Last Modified:01 Jun 2022 03:00

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