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Assessment of multiple mission reusable launch vehicles

Sippel, Martin and Stappert, Sven and Koch, Aaron D. (2019) Assessment of multiple mission reusable launch vehicles. Journal of Space Safety Engineering (6), pp. 165-180. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsse.2019.09.001 ISSN 2468-8967

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Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468896719300886?via%3Dihub

Abstract

Multiple mission reusable launch vehicles could be an interesting and attractive option of the future with cost saving potential. A similar RLV-configuration capable of fulfilling very different needs might significantly reduce the development effort compared to individual developments of several dedicated crafts. The announcement of Elon Musk on the imminent development of a fully reusable two-stage launcher to LEO of very large size, called "BFR" is one spectacular example. DLR’s SpaceLiner concept is similar in certain aspects to the idea of multiple mission reusable launch vehicles. While in its primary role conceived as an ultrafast intercontinental passenger transport, in its second role the SpaceLiner is intended as an RLV capable of delivering heavy payloads into orbit. The paper provides multidisciplinary technical analyses of the different proposed multi-mission RLV-concepts. The characteristic flight conditions of winged gliding stages with those of rocket-decelerated vertical landing vehicles are compared. Performance, size and safety aspects are evaluated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/130208/
Document Type:Article
Title:Assessment of multiple mission reusable launch vehicles
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sippel, Martinmartin.sippel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7356-7575
Stappert, SvenSven.Stappert (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8425-2779
Koch, Aaron D.aaron.koch (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1083-117X
Date:20 September 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Space Safety Engineering
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1016/j.jsse.2019.09.001
Page Range:pp. 165-180
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2468-8967
Status:Published
Keywords:RLV, BFR, SpaceLiner, TSTO, Rocket-propulsion
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: Vormschlag, Nele Marei
Deposited On:14 Nov 2019 09:05
Last Modified:14 Nov 2019 09:05

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