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Future European Expendable Launcher Options and Technology Preparation

Sippel, Martin and van Foreest, Arnold and Klevanski, Josef and Gerstmann, Jens and Dutheil, Jean-Philippe and Jäger, Markus and Philip, Peter (2008) Future European Expendable Launcher Options and Technology Preparation. In: IAC 2008. IAC 2008, 2008-09-29 - 2008-10-03, Glasgow, Großbritannien.

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Abstract

The paper describes latest results of the most recent activities in Germany in the technical assessment of future European launcher architecture. In a joint effort of DLR-SART with German launcher industry a next generation upper-medium class expendable TSTO and options for new liquid fuel upper stages for the small VEGA-launcher are addressed. The WOTAN study has investigated fully cryogenic launchers as well as those with a combination of solid and cryogenic stages, fulfilling a requirement of at least 5000 kg single payload into GTO. With this study finished, final performance data as well as critical technical and programmatic issues are presented. The VENUS research on potential new VEGA upper stages is now focused on storable and on Vinci-based cryogenic propulsion and includes not only the VEGA solid propellant lower composite, but also its potential more powerful future upgrade. In its second part the paper gives an overview on advanced cryogenic upper-stage technologies presently under investigation in Germany. A research cooperation of German launcher industry, university academia and DLR has been initiated to work jointly on various identified needs.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/55962/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Future European Expendable Launcher Options and Technology Preparation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sippel, MartinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
van Foreest, ArnoldUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Klevanski, JosefUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gerstmann, JensUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dutheil, Jean-PhilippeEADS AstriumUNSPECIFIED
Jäger, MarkusEADS AstriumUNSPECIFIED
Philip, PeterEADS AstriumUNSPECIFIED
Date:29 September 2008
Journal or Publication Title:IAC 2008
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:space transportation, ELV, TSTO, Vega, rocket engine
Event Title:IAC 2008
Event Location:Glasgow, Großbritannien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-09-29 - 2008-10-03
Organizer:IAF
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt ASTRA - Teilprojekt SART (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Trommer, Madleen
Deposited On:03 Nov 2008
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:23

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