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Search and Rescue: Development and Verification of a Modernized Passive Floating System for Payload Sea Recovery

Göser, Johannes and Drescher, Oliver and Hörschgen-Eggers, Marcus and Gemeinhardt, Ulf (2019) Search and Rescue: Development and Verification of a Modernized Passive Floating System for Payload Sea Recovery. 24th ESA Symposium on European Rocket & Balloon programmes and related research, 16.-20. Juni 2019, Essen, Germany.

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Abstract

For most suborbital space flights, the successful recovery of the experimental payload is a critical point at the very end of the mission. Beside land based recovery, particular missions require a sea recovery in the Arctic Ocean. Therefore, a variety of passive floating systems have been developed and used by DLR's Mobile Rocket Base (MORABA). Using the vast experience of multiple successful sea recoveries over the last decades, some of the latest development work has been dedicated to a modernised version. In cooperation with TEXCON GmbH, improved Long-term floating behaviour and a considerably reduced packing volume have been achieved by using innovative materials and manufacturing technologies. Prior to the first successful operation of the improved passive floating system, various tests had to be performed to verify the floater's functionality and durability. In this context, the Neutral Buoyancy Facility's (NBF) diving pool of ESA's European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne was offered for investigating different recovery scenarios. This paper describes the development and verification process of the modernized passive floating system. Furthermore, results of the first successful operation during the PMWE mission are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/131730/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Search and Rescue: Development and Verification of a Modernized Passive Floating System for Payload Sea Recovery
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Göser, JohannesJohannes.Goeser (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Drescher, OliverOliver.Drescher (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hörschgen-Eggers, MarcusMarcus.Hoerschgen-Eggers (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gemeinhardt, UlfTEXCON GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Date:2019
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Sounding Rocket, Payload Recovery, Sea Recovery
Event Title:24th ESA Symposium on European Rocket & Balloon programmes and related research
Event Location:Essen, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-20. Juni 2019
Organizer:ESA PAC
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Mobile Raketenbasis (MORABA)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > MORABA-Mobile Rocket Base
Deposited By: Völk, Dr. Stefan
Deposited On:02 Dec 2019 17:17
Last Modified:02 Dec 2019 17:17

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