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Assessment of the Impact of Air Launch Operations on Air Traffic in Europe

Kaltenhäuser, Sven and Luchkova, Tanja and Klay, Niklas and Ang, Rui Bin Randy (2019) Assessment of the Impact of Air Launch Operations on Air Traffic in Europe. 5th Annual Space Traffic Management Conference “Progress through Collaboration”, 26.-27. Feb. 2019, Austin, USA.

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The development in commercial space transportation is strongly driven by a growing demand for payload capacities and cost efficient access to space. Accordingly, there is also a demand for further launch opportunities in the European region. Factors such as short waiting times for launches, rapid response capa-bilities, proximity of production sites to the launch site and independence from established and highly utilized launch systems are increasingly playing a role. Air launches are discussed as a way to meet this demand. They also offer the particular advantage of relatively low requirements on infrastructure and location of the spaceport compared to conventional vertical launch systems. Since the actual launch is not bound to the spaceport, this method also offers a high degree of flexibility with regard to the design of the launch trajectory and the associated interaction with air traffic. This paper examines the interaction between proposed air launch operations and air traffic for a previously selected mission profile in Northern Europe. Data from historic launch events are used as an input for modelling of the required flight restriction areas. The analysis provides information on the expected extent of air traffic impairments and existing optimization capabilities.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/131066/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Assessment of the Impact of Air Launch Operations on Air Traffic in Europe
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Kaltenhäuser, Svensven.kaltenhaeuser (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2085-7979
Luchkova, Tanjatanja.luchkova (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Klay, NiklasOstfalia University of Applied SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Ang, Rui Bin RandyNanyang Technological UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Date:26 February 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:commercial space transportation, airspace, fast-time simulation, air launch, air traffic impact, STM, ATM
Event Title:5th Annual Space Traffic Management Conference “Progress through Collaboration”
Event Location:Austin, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26.-27. Feb. 2019
Organizer:University of Texas at Austin
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:22 Nov 2019 08:45
Last Modified:22 Nov 2019 08:45

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