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Critical Analysis of the Falcon Heavy Launcher and its Maiden Flight

Stappert, Sven and Stier, Annika (2019) Critical Analysis of the Falcon Heavy Launcher and its Maiden Flight. Project Report. SART-TN 004/2018. 51 S.

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The first launch of the Falcon Heavy in February 2018 marked an important milestone in the development roadmap of SpaceX with the successful, simultaneous landing of two boosters and the injection of payload into a transfer orbit to Mars. Following this launch, the ascent trajectory as well as the return trajectories of the boosters and first stage were reconstructed and compared to SpaceX’ flight data. The comparison of given telemetry data and the calculated trajectories serves as validation of the vehicle model created at DLR. Furthermore, the Falcon Heavy payload performance as partial RLV and as ELV into different operational Earth orbits or for interplanetary trajectories is calculated using the model created previously. The thus obtained data is compared to available payload performance data from SpaceX.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/144113/
Document Type:Monograph (Project Report)
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Title:Critical Analysis of the Falcon Heavy Launcher and its Maiden Flight
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Stappert, SvenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8425-2779UNSPECIFIED
Date:19 January 2019
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:51
Keywords:Reusability, Falcon Heavy, SpaceX, RLV, VTOL
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 - Systems Analysis Space Transport (SART)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Vormschlag, Nele Marei
Deposited On:29 Sep 2021 12:21
Last Modified:29 Sep 2021 12:21

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