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INPPS Flagship: Cluster of Electric Thrusters

Jansen, Frank and Brandt, Tim and Dafnis, A. and Detsis, Emmanouil and Ferraris, Simona and Findlay, James AP and Funaki, Ikkoh and Granjon, Richard and Grundmann, Jan Thimo and Grunwald, Gerhard and Guimarães, L.N.F. and Hillebrandt, Martin and Koroteev, Anatoly and Kuijper, Jim C. and Lassoudiere, Francois and Lovtsov, Alexander S. and Maiwald, Volker and Masson, Frederic and Muszynski, Michael and Oriol, Stephane and Richter, Martin and Schanz, Lars and Semenkin, Alexander V. and Solodukhin, Alexander E. and Tinsley, Tim and Tosi, Maria Cristina and Worms, Jean-Claude (2019) INPPS Flagship: Cluster of Electric Thrusters. In: Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, C4,4,, 12,x52152. IAC IAF. IAC 2019, 21. -25 Oktober 2019, Washington DC, USA.

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This paper describes the results of the European-Russian DEMOCRITOS and MEGAHIT projects related to the electric thrusters on board the International Nuclear Power and Propulsion System (INPPS) flagship. INPPS flagship is a high power space transportation hybrid tug (power supply primary by nuclear power, by auxiliary solar power ring and chemical propulsion due to subsystems transport for assembly at high Earth orbit above 800 km) for Mars, Europa, Moon and asteroid exploration flights. In dependence from the actual exploration mission, mission phases, trajectory, and preferred international high power electric thrusters (about 20 - 50 kW) with different specific impulse, the results will be discussed in detail - also as a function of the transportable payload mass. Because of the 1 MWe nuclear reactor (successful ground based test confirmed by Russia in 2018) as the power supply for INPPS a cluster of about 15 or more electric thrusters were studied in the DEMOCRITOS project for MARS and EUROPA INPPS flagships. Issues related to power processing units for the electric thrusters were identified and will be discussed. In addition, low power (kW) electric thrusters for an INPPS flagship co-flying small inspection satellite are sketched too. Insofar the presentation is directly highlighting aspects of disruptive electric propulsion subsystems, within the INPPS space system and applied to visionary Mars (including non-human and human) and Europa exploration and space transport tug flights.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134396/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:INPPS Flagship: Cluster of Electric Thrusters
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Jansen, FrankFrank.Jansen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Detsis, EmmanouilEuropean Science Foundation, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Ferraris, SimonaThales Alenia Space, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Findlay, James APNNL Sellafield, UKUNSPECIFIED
Funaki, IkkohJAXA Tokyo, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Granjon, RichardSagem Defence and SecurityUNSPECIFIED
Grundmann, Jan ThimoJan.Grundmann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8809-0981
Grunwald, GerhardGerhard.Grunwald (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Guimarães, L.N.F.IeAV BrazilUNSPECIFIED
Hillebrandt, MartinMartin.Hillebrandt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Koroteev, AnatolyKeldysh Research Center, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Kuijper, Jim C.NUCLIC Schagen, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Lassoudiere, FrancoisAirbus Safran LaunchersUNSPECIFIED
Lovtsov, Alexander S.KeRC Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Maiwald, Volkervolker.maiwald (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4591-0089
Masson, FredericCNES Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Muszynski, MichaelAirbus Safran LaunchersUNSPECIFIED
Oriol, StephaneCNES Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Richter, MartinDLR BraunschweigUNSPECIFIED
Semenkin, Alexander V.KeRC Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Solodukhin, Alexander E.KeRc Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Tinsley, TimNNL Sellafield, UKUNSPECIFIED
Tosi, Maria CristinaTAS Torino, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Worms, Jean-ClaudeCOSPAR Montpellier, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:12,x52152
Publisher:IAC IAF
Keywords:1) DEMOCRITOS and MEGAHIT projects, 2) Nuclear Power Source (NPS), 3) INPPS flagship to Mars and Europa, 4) INPPS flagship high power electric thrusters, 5) cluster of high power electric thruster, 6) low power electric thrusters for INPPS co-flying satellite
Event Title:IAC 2019
Event Location:Washington DC, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21. -25 Oktober 2019
Organizer:IAC IAF
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Explorationsstudien (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Controlling, Logistics
Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (since 2013) > Autonomy and Teleoperation
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Jansen, Frank
Deposited On:11 Mar 2020 10:10
Last Modified:20 Jun 2021 15:53

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