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The SHEFEX Flight Test and Development Program

Weihs, Hendrik (2013) The SHEFEX Flight Test and Development Program. 4th International ARA Days, 27.-29. Mai 2013, Arcachon, Frankreich.

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Within SHEFEX the step by step development results in stepwise increasing velocity and test duration. SHEFEX I performs a Mach 6 flight for 20 Seconds. SHEFEX II reaches Mach 10-11 for 45 Seconds. SHEFEX III is aimed to reach Mach 20 for 15 minutes, a significant and ambitious step which require a big sounding rocket which is currently not available, but under development in Brasil. Thus, the growing complexity of SHEFEX III is the right milestone within the Re-entry technology development road map to implement strategic co-operations and partnerships. On the test vehicle side, DLR leads the development with ASTRIUM as a strong industrial partner. On the launcher side, Brasil leads the VLM-1 Microlauncher development with DLR as a partner for the first application of the launch system within the SHEFEX III flight. But SHEFEX is not only a single path development for Re-entry. In the field of hypersonic aircraft and air breathing propulsion development the SHEFEX launch systems could be a standard rocket family for flight tests. The improvements in high temperature stable stabilizers, huge lift fairings to cover complex vehicles and high accurate pointing and control systems are applicable especially to such kinds of flight tests, which partially is already done within the HiFire and Scramspace Programs and could be used within the ESA HEXAFLY proposal. This paper will give an overview of the running SHEFEX III project and the related REX Free Flyer study. Also some related Spin off activities will be discussed

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87595/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:Eingeladener Plenarvortrag
Title:The SHEFEX Flight Test and Development Program
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Date:May 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:SHEFEX, Wiedereintritt, Flugexperiment, Hyperschall
Event Title:4th International ARA Days
Event Location:Arcachon, Frankreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27.-29. Mai 2013
Organizer:The Atmospheric Reentry Association
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transportation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Space Transportation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - SHEFEX Programm (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Space Structural Components
Deposited By: Weihs, Hendrik
Deposited On:14 Jan 2014 08:49
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:44

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