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Progress of SpaceLiner Rocket-Powered High-Speed Concept

Sippel, Martin and Schwanekamp, Tobias and Trivailo, Olga and Lentsch, Aron (2013) Progress of SpaceLiner Rocket-Powered High-Speed Concept. 64th IAC, 23.09-27.09.2013, Bejing, China.

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DLR’s launcher systems analysis division is investigating since a couple of years a visionary, extremely fast passenger transportation concept based on rocket propulsion. Thanks to the multi-national collaboration, the technical lay-out of the SpaceLiner has now matured to Phase A conceptual design level. Iterative sizing of all major subcomponents in nominal and off-nominal flight conditions has been performed. The paper describes the technical progress achieved for the most recent SpaceLiner 7 configuration: • system aspects of the reference vehicle’s preliminary design including its nominal trajectory, • main propulsion system definition, • pre-development of a passenger cabin and rescue capsule, • establishment of a preliminary structural concept, • preliminary sizing of the thermal protection and active cooling systems, • evolution of the passenger stage for different missions allowing for increased passenger numbers on shorter flight distances • cost estimation and preliminary business case analyses

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87329/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Progress of SpaceLiner Rocket-Powered High-Speed Concept
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sippel, Martinmartin.sippel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7356-7575
Schwanekamp, TobiasTobias.Schwanekamp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Trivailo, OlgaOlga.Trivailo (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lentsch, AronOrbspaceUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Space Liner; Rocket-Propultion; RLV; development cost estimation; hypersonic aerodynamics
Event Title:64th IAC
Event Location:Bejing, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23.09-27.09.2013
Organizer:Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA)
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 - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Systemanalyse Raumtransport (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Behnke, Manuela
Deposited On:09 Jan 2014 12:17
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:44

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