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The Development of the SpaceLiner Concept and its Latest Progress

Schwanekamp, Tobias and Bauer, Carola and Kopp, Alexander (2012) The Development of the SpaceLiner Concept and its Latest Progress. In: 4TH CSA-IAA CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED SPACE TECHNOLOGY. 4TH CSA-IAA CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED SPACE TECHNOLOGY, 05.-08. Sep. 2012, Shanghai, China.

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Abstract

A visionary, ultrafast passenger transportation concept, proposed as the SpaceLiner, is developed by the Space Launcher System Analysis department of the German Aerospace Center DLR. Based on rocket propulsion this two stage RLV should be capable to carry about 50 passengers over ultra-long-haul distances within a fractional amount of time needed for common long-distance flights. Since the SpaceLiner has been proposed for the first time in 2005, the concept is subject to an iterative process of development. Several configuration trade-offs have been performed in order to support the definition of the next reference configuration. This paper gives a summary of the main enhancements and the knowledge gained within the preliminary design phase of the SpaceLiner orbiter stage. As the Orbiter volplanes along the major part of the hypersonic trajectory, the glide ratio is the most significant driving parameter to obtain maximum possible ranges. Thus the main focus of the investigations is on the development of an aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic shape design as well as on various system and environmental aspects or rather operating conditions which have an impact on the aerodynamic configuration.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/82125/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:The Development of the SpaceLiner Concept and its Latest Progress
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schwanekamp, TobiasTobias.Schwanekamp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bauer, Carolacarola.bauer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kopp, Alexanderalexander.kopp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2012
Journal or Publication Title:4TH CSA-IAA CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED SPACE TECHNOLOGY
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Editors:
EditorsEmail
UNSPECIFIEDChinese Society of Astronautics (CSA)
UNSPECIFIEDInternational Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
Status:Published
Keywords:SpaceLiner Aerodynamics Preliminary Design Hypersonic Passenger Transport
Event Title:4TH CSA-IAA CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED SPACE TECHNOLOGY
Event Location:Shanghai, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:05.-08. Sep. 2012
Organizer:CSA/IAA
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: Schwanekamp, Tobias
Deposited On:06 May 2013 10:37
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:40

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