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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 (2009) Future European Expendable Launcher Options and Technology Preparation. IAC, The International Astronautical Federation, 2009-10-12 - 2009-10-16, Daejon, Korea.



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/65462/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Future European Expendable Launcher Options and Technology Preparation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Sippel, MartinSpace Launcher Systems Analysis (SART), DLR, Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
van Foreest, ArnoldSpace Launcher Systems Analysis (SART), DLR, Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Klevanski, JosefSpace Launcher Systems Analysis (SART), DLR, Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gerstmann, JensInstitute of Space Systems, DLR, Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dutheil, Jean-PhilippeEADS Astrium Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jäger, MarkusEADS Astrium Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Philip, PeterEADS Astrium Ottobrunn, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Future European Expendable Launcher Options and Technology Preparation
Event Title:IAC, The International Astronautical Federation
Event Location:Daejon, Korea
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:12 October 2009
Event End Date:16 October 2009
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 - Grundlagen Raumtransport - HT-Werkstoffe und Bauweisen (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Behrens, Nicola
Deposited On:18 Oct 2010 09:39
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:30

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