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Future-Oriented Research Platform For Orbital Cryogenic Storage Technologies (FROST)

Bruns, Thorben Ewald and Fischer, Alexander and Scheufler, Henning and Gerstmann, Jens and Hansen, H.C. and Johnsion, W.L. and Dux, I.J. and Oleson, S.R. (2020) Future-Oriented Research Platform For Orbital Cryogenic Storage Technologies (FROST). In: Aerospace Europe Conference 2020 - AEC. Aerospace Europe Conference 2020 - AEC, 2020-02-25 - 2020-02-28, Bordeaux, Frankreich.

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Abstract

To enable human space missions to mars and beyond, future payload mass needs to increase significantly. Cryogenic propellants with both high specific impulse and with the possibility of fuel production on mars make them an excellent choice for these types of missions. Using cryogenic propellants for missions longer than a few hours has several challenges including the need to minimize liquid losses due to boil-off caused by low storage temperatures and to manage the low-g issues. In this paper, a Future Oriented Research Platform For Orbital Cryogenic Storage Technologies (FROST) is proposed as a possible payload for DLRs own satellite program CompSat (500 kg class) in order to be able to carry out an important and necessary development step. The platform is intended to demonstrate new technologies for long-term storage of cryogenic media and to achieve new scientific knowledge about fluid behavior under reduced gravity. The essential elements of the platform are a super-insulated storage tank, a transparent experiment tank and a transparent transfer line. It is planned to realize the mission together with NASA GRC. In the paper, the results of the system study are presented and the possibilities of the platform are explained.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143832/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Future-Oriented Research Platform For Orbital Cryogenic Storage Technologies (FROST)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Bruns, Thorben EwaldUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fischer, AlexanderUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Scheufler, HenningUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gerstmann, JensUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hansen, H.C.NASA GRCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Johnsion, W.L.NASA GRCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dux, I.J.NASA GRCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Oleson, S.R.NASA GRCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:28 February 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Aerospace Europe Conference 2020 - AEC
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:longterm-storage cryogenic-fuels chilldown reorientation
Event Title:Aerospace Europe Conference 2020 - AEC
Event Location:Bordeaux, Frankreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:25 February 2020
Event End Date:28 February 2020
Organizer:CEAS, 3AF
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 - Lead Project - Upper Level Research Network
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Transport and Propulsion System
Deposited By: Gerstmann, Dr.-Ing. Jens
Deposited On:09 Sep 2021 09:43
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:43

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