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The SpaceLiner Hypersonic System – Aerothermodynamic Requirements and Design Process

Schwanekamp, Tobias and Sippel, Martin (2015) The SpaceLiner Hypersonic System – Aerothermodynamic Requirements and Design Process. 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, 2.3-6.3.2015, Lissabon, Portugal.

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The revolutionary ultrafast passenger transport SpaceLiner is under investigation at DLR since 2005. The two-stage, fully reusable vehicle is powered by rocket engines. The maximum achieved velocity, depending on the configuration or mission type, is beyond 7 km/s putting some challenging aerothermal requirements on the vehicle. At the lower end of the speed-range, the SpaceLiner should have the smallest possible flight velocity for landing with an acceptable angle of attack. This paper describes the technical status achieved for the most recent SpaceLiner 7 configuration. The focus is on all system aspects of the reference vehicle’s preliminary design including the SpaceLiner’s nominal trajectory and flight performance which have an impact on the aerodynamic configuration. Major design requirements are defined. An overview on the aerodynamic database established by numerical calculations of the four different flyable configurations (both stages, launch configuration, emergency passenger capsule) in the complete, broad Mach-number range is provided.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/95757/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The SpaceLiner Hypersonic System – Aerothermodynamic Requirements and Design Process
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Sippel, MartinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7356-7575UNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:SpaceLiner, Hypersonic System, Aerothermodynamic Requirements, Design
Event Title:8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles
Event Location:Lissabon, Portugal
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2.3-6.3.2015
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 - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Systemanalyse Raumtransport (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Space Launcher Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Behnke, Manuela
Deposited On:09 Apr 2015 10:23
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:52

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