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Latest Progress in Research on the SpaceLiner High-Speed Passenger Transportation Concept

Sippel, Martin and van Foreest, Arnold (2007) Latest Progress in Research on the SpaceLiner High-Speed Passenger Transportation Concept. IAC 2007, 24.-28. September 2007, Hyderabad, India.

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Abstract

A vision aimed at revolutionizing ultra-long distance travel between different points on earth could be realized by a high-speed intercontinental passenger transport using rocket based, suborbital launchers. The paper gives an overview on the latest progress in conceptual design of the DLR SpaceLiner presenting geometrical size and mass data and describing results of trajectory simulations. The rockets are based on an advanced but technically conservative approach not relying on exotic technologies. The two-stage, fully reusable vehicle is designed as an “exceedingly reliable” system to overcome the safety deficits of current state-of-the-art launchers. The paper further outlines the latest technical lay-out and flight performance. The question on how to flexibly adjust diverse passenger volume and range distances for different interesting destinations is discussed. The paper also briefly describes innovative active cooling technologies investigated in DLR's arc-heated facility including most recent efficiency data and presents first assessments on system performance.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/68071/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Latest Progress in Research on the SpaceLiner High-Speed Passenger Transportation Concept
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sippel, MartinSpace Launcher Systems Analysis (SART), DLR, 51170 Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
van Foreest, ArnoldSpace Launcher Systems Analysis (SART), DLR, 51170 Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:2007
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:SpaceLiner, Passenger Transportation, ultra-long distance travel, rocket-propelled
Event Title:IAC 2007
Event Location:Hyderabad, India
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:24.-28. September 2007
Organizer:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
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 - EU Projekte Raumtransport (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Zierenberg, Silke
Deposited On:10 Jan 2011 11:34
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:30

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