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Investigations on Liquid Fly-Back Boosters Based on Existing Rocket Engines

Sippel, M. and Herbertz, A. and Kauffmann, J. and Schmid, V. (1999) Investigations on Liquid Fly-Back Boosters Based on Existing Rocket Engines. In: 50th Intern. Astronautical Congress. 50th International Astronautical Congress, Amsterdam (nl), 4 - 8 Ocotber 1999.

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This paper describes a parametrical investigation of different types of liquid fly-back boosters (LFBB)performed at DLR. The preliminary design and performance estimation is exclusively restricted to the incorporation of rocket motors, already under development or in operation. Staged combustion as well as gas-generator cycle is looked upon. The focus is on the LOX/RP1 RD-170/172 of NPO Energomash/Pratt&Whittney, the NK-33 (AJ-26) of Kuznetzov/Aerojet, the cryogenic RD-0120 of KB Khimavtomatiki, and the LOX/LH2 Vulcain 2 of SNECMA/SEP. The attached reference expendable space transportation system is the Ariane 5 ECB with cryogenic upper stage, but skipped SRB. The basic requirement is to reach almost the same commercial GTO payload as for the launcher with solid rocket boosters. The investigation includes trajectory simulations and optimizations for ascent. Return to the launch site by the LFBB is regarded, concerning the propellant requirements and the loads on the vehicle. The booster geometry is generated by CAD for a preliminary dimensioning and mass estimation. The paper includes a comparison of size and mass, as well as flight data of the different liquid fly-back booster configurations. The relevant rocket engine figures of performance, mass, reusability, and throttling capability are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/8384/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2000, monograph_id=IAF 99-V.3.06,
Title:Investigations on Liquid Fly-Back Boosters Based on Existing Rocket Engines
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Journal or Publication Title:50th Intern. Astronautical Congress
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Intern. Astronautical Federation (IAF), Paris(fr)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:Launcher, LFBB, Ariane 5, trajectory analysis, performance
Event Title:50th International Astronautical Congress, Amsterdam (nl), 4 - 8 Ocotber 1999
Organizer:The International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Pairs (fr)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Hauptabteilung Mobilität und Systemtechnik
Deposited By: Lohmiller, Monika
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 22:42

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