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System Analyses Driving Improved Aerothermodynamic Lay-out of the SpaceLiner Configuration

Sippel, Martin and van Foreest, Arnold and Dietlein, Ingrid and Schwanenkamp, Tobias and Kopp, Alexander and Neeb, Dominik (2011) System Analyses Driving Improved Aerothermodynamic Lay-out of the SpaceLiner Configuration. 7th ESA Aerothermodynamics Conference, 9.-12.5.2011, Brügge, Belgien.



The revolutionary ultrafast passenger transport SpaceLiner is under investigation at DLR since 2005. The two-stage, fully reusable vehicle is powered by rocket engines. The maximum achieved velocity, depending on the configuration or mission type, is beyond 6.5 km/s putting some challenging aerothermal requirements on the vehicle. At the lower end of the speed-range, the SpaceLiner should have the smallest possible flight velocity for landing with an acceptable angle of attack. The focus of the paper is on all system aspects including the SpaceLiner’s flight performance which have an impact on the aerodynamic configuration. A preliminary sizing of both stages’s passive TPS is done. At the vehicle’s leading edges heat fluxes and hence equilibrium temperatures temporarily reach excessive values requiring advanced active transpiration cooling. An experimental campaign is run at the DLR arc-heated facility to increase the TRL of this promising cooling technology. An aerodynamic shape optimization taking into account trim drag aspects and latest status of the vehicle design and flight profile is described.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/70572/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:System Analyses Driving Improved Aerothermodynamic Lay-out of the SpaceLiner Configuration
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sippel, Martinmartin.sippel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
van Foreest, Arnoldarnold.vanforeest (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dietlein, Ingridingrid.dietlein (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schwanenkamp, Tobiastobias.schwanenkamp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kopp, Alexanderalexander.kopp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Neeb, Dominikdominik.neeb (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2011
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:ultrafast passenger transport, SpaceLiner
Event Title:7th ESA Aerothermodynamics Conference
Event Location:Brügge, Belgien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9.-12.5.2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transport
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Systemanalyse Raumtransport
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Zierenberg, Silke
Deposited On:22 Aug 2011 07:41
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:32

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