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MAIUS-1 - Vehicle, Subsystems Design and Mission Operations

Stamminger, Andreas and Ettl, Josef and Grosse, Jens and Hörschgen-Eggers, Marcus and Jung, Wolfgang and Kallenbach, Alexander and Raith, Georg and Saedtler, Wolfram and Seidel, Stephan and Turner, John and Wittkamp, Markus (2015) MAIUS-1 - Vehicle, Subsystems Design and Mission Operations. In: Proceedings 22nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, SP-730, pp. 183-190. ESA Communications. 22nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, 7.-12. Juni 2015, Tromsø, Norwegen. ISBN 978-92-9221-294-0 ISSN 1609-042CX

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In November 2015, the DLR Mobile Rocket Base will launch the MAIUS-1 rocket vehicle at Esrange, Northern Sweden. The MAIUS-A experiment is a pathfinder atom optics experiment. The scientific objective of the mission is the first creation of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in space and performing atom interferometry on a sounding rocket. MAIUS-1 comprises a two-stage unguided solid propellant VSB-30 rocket motor system. The vehicle consists of a Brazilian S31 motor as 1st stage, a S30 motor as 2nd stage, a conical motor adapter, a despin module, a payload adapter, the MAIUS-A experiment consisting of five experiment modules, an attitude control system module, a newly developed conical service system, and a two-staged recovery system including a nosecone. In contrast to usual payloads on VSB-30 rockets, the payload has a diameter of 500 mm due to constraints of the scientific experiment. Because of this change in design, a blunted nosecone is necessary to guarantee the required static stability during the ascent phase of the flight. This paper will give an overview on the subsystems which have been built at DLR MORABA, especially the newly developed service system. Further, it will contain a description of the MAIUS-1 vehicle, the mission and the unique requirements on operations and attitude control, which is additionally required to achieve a required attitude with respect to the nadir vector. Additionally to a usual microgravity environment, the MAIUS-1 payload requires attitude control to achieve a required attitude with respect to the nadir vector.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/99281/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:MAIUS-1 - Vehicle, Subsystems Design and Mission Operations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Stamminger, Andreasandreas.stamminger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ettl, Josefjosef.ettl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Grosse, Jensjens.grosse (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hörschgen-Eggers, Marcusmarcus.hoerschgen-eggers (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jung, Wolfgangwolfgang.jung (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kallenbach, Alexanderalexander.kallenbach (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Raith, Georggeorg.raith (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Saedtler, Wolframwolfram.saedtler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Seidel, StephanLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Wittkamp, Markusmarkus.wittkamp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings 22nd 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. 183-190
Publisher:ESA Communications
Keywords:MORABA, MAIUS, QUNATUS-3, Bose-Einstein-Condensate, Microgravity, VSB-30, Esrange
Event Title:22nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
Event Location:Tromsø, Norwegen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:7.-12. Juni 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Mobile Raketenbasis (MORABA)
Location: Bremen , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Mobile Rocket Base
Institute of Space Systems
Deposited By: Stamminger, Dr. Andreas
Deposited On:09 Nov 2015 17:26
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:56

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