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Green Propellants for Satellite Propulsion: An Updated Literature Survey in the Frame of the ESA Project GreenRAIM

Hörger, Till and Krishti, Das and Koopmanns, Robert-Jan and Lauck, Felix and Merz, Florian and Werling, Lukas and Kirchberger, Christoph and Steelant, Johan (2023) Green Propellants for Satellite Propulsion: An Updated Literature Survey in the Frame of the ESA Project GreenRAIM. 13th ISICP - International Symposium on Special Topics in Chemical Propulsion, 2023-05-30 - 2023-06-02, Gjovik, Norwegen.

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Within ESA activity GreenRAIM (Green Propulsion System Review, Assessment, Experimental Investigation and Modelling) a literature survey about the current status of green propulsion systems and green propellant research was accomplished. Different mono- and bipropellants were screened and are listed in the following paper. A differentiation is taken in between mono- and bipropellants. It is found, that the monopropellants ASCENT (AF-M315E), LMP-103S, H2O2 and SHP163 are the most mature green monopropellant (blends) with flight heritage. Nevertheless, several interesting candidates in the TRL 3-7 range experience high level of attention from the research community. For non-hypergolic bipropellants nitrous oxide/hydrocarbon combinations are considered the propellant with the most attention in the community with several start-ups offering flight-ready systems and many academic research projects studying the systems. For low thrust applications also, water electrolysis propulsion comes into account. The hypergolic and auto-ignition-based propulsion systems considered in the study are dominated by combinations of hydrogen peroxide with different fuels and additives.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/197949/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Green Propellants for Satellite Propulsion: An Updated Literature Survey in the Frame of the ESA Project GreenRAIM
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Hörger, TillUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5859-9907UNSPECIFIED
Lauck, FelixUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6599-0805147631588
Merz, FlorianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0006-9085-7981147631590
Werling, LukasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4353-2931UNSPECIFIED
Kirchberger, ChristophUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7574-2581147631592
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Green Propellants Overview Paper
Event Title:13th ISICP - International Symposium on Special Topics in Chemical Propulsion
Event Location:Gjovik, Norwegen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:30 May 2023
Event End Date:2 June 2023
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 - Synergy Project Project NeoFuels, R - Agile development of advanced rocket propulsion systems
Location: Lampoldshausen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Propulsion > Spacecraft and Orbital Propulsion
Deposited By: Hörger, Till
Deposited On:28 Nov 2023 14:59
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:58

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