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The Flight Control of SHEFEX II

Scheuerpflug, Frank and Kallenbach, Alexander (2013) The Flight Control of SHEFEX II. In: Proceeding of the 21st ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, SP-721, pp. 357-360. ESA Communications. 21st ESA Symposium on European Rocket & Balloon Programmes and Related Research, 9.-13. Juni 2013, Thun, Schweiz. ISBN 978-92-9092-285-8.

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SHEFEX II (Sharp Edge Flight Experiment) was a twostage sounding rocket mission to investigate advanced reentry technology. The successful launch was conducted from Andøya Rocket Range, Norway in June 2012. Comprising a suppressed trajectory, initiated by a cold-gas pointing maneuver prior to 2nd stage ignition, and spanning 800 km over the Norwegian sea, it was the most complex sounding rocket mission ever carried out by the German Aerospace Center DLR. To maximize the chances of a mission success, a mission scenario was developed that accounted for system failures and permitted to compensate for them or at least tolerate them long as no safety limits were infringed. The actual flight proved these measures very effective. A strong deviation of the unguided 1st stage from its nominal trajectory could be successfully compensated for by the flight control of the 2nd stage. This resulted in a nominal mission sequence and payload impact in immediate proximity of the nominal aiming point.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/88256/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The Flight Control of SHEFEX II
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:October 2013
Journal or Publication Title:Proceeding of the 21st ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 357-360
Publisher:ESA Communications
Keywords:SHEFEX, Flight Control, MORABA, Re-Entry, Sounding Rocket, Andoya Rocket Range, Dispersion
Event Title:21st ESA Symposium on European Rocket & Balloon Programmes and Related Research
Event Location:Thun, Schweiz
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9.-13. Juni 2013
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: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Mobile Rocket Base
Deposited By: Stamminger, Dr. Andreas
Deposited On:17 Feb 2014 11:08
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:45

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