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Multidisciplinary Design Analysis of Reusable European VTHL and VTVL Booster Stages

Wilken, Jascha and Bussler, Leonid and Stappert, Sven and Sippel, Martin and Krause, Daniel and Karl, Sebastian and Klevanski, Josef and Hantz, Christian and Briese, Lale Evrim and Schnepper, Klaus and Dietlein, Ingrid Monika (2022) Multidisciplinary Design Analysis of Reusable European VTHL and VTVL Booster Stages. 2nd International Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science Technology, 11-15 September 2022, Bruges, Belgium.

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While initially met with skepticism, launch vehicles with reusable stages are now an established and successful part of the global launch market. Thus, there is a need to analyze and assess the possibility of such a system being designed and built in Europe. Accordingly, in 2016 the German Aerospace Center (DLR) initiated a study on reusable first stages named ENTRAIN (European Next Reusable Ariane). Within this study two return method categories, respectively vertical take-off, vertical landing (VTVL) and vertical take-off, horizontal landing (VTHL) with winged stages, were investigated. First, preliminary design tools were used to identify promising configurations and in the second phase more specialized and extensive analyses were conducted for subsystems of special interest. From this second phase, the results of the evaluation of two areas are presented: Structure as well as system dynamics, guidance and control. The results of these analyses together with previously published results from other subsystems increase the confidence in the designs proposed and evaluated within the ENTRAIN study as well as in the general understanding of the technical factors driving the design of reusable stages.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/188690/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Multidisciplinary Design Analysis of Reusable European VTHL and VTVL Booster Stages
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Wilken, JaschaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5748-1261
Bussler, LeonidUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0657-4086
Stappert, SvenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8425-2779
Sippel, MartinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7356-7575
Krause, DanielUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5315-241X
Karl, SebastianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5558-6673
Hantz, ChristianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3912-9114
Date:September 2022
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:RLV, VTHL, VTVL
Event Title:2nd International Conference on High-Speed Vehicle Science Technology
Event Location:Bruges, Belgium
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11-15 September 2022
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 - XTRAS - EXperTiese RAumtranSport
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems
Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
Institute of System Dynamics and Control
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems
Deposited By: Wilken, Jascha
Deposited On:06 Oct 2022 10:05
Last Modified:06 Oct 2022 10:05

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