publication . Conference object . 2007

Technical assessments of future European space transportation options

Martin Sippel; Foreest, A.; Dutheil, J. -P; Philip, P.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The paper describes some of the most recent activities in Germany in the technical assessment of future European launcher architecture. In focus is a joint effort of DLR-SART with German launcher industry in the definition of a next generation upper-medium class expendable TSTO with an initial operational capability after 2020. Involved companies are EADS astrium and MT Aerospace. This DLR-agency funded study WOTAN investigates fully cryogenic launchers as well as those with a combination of solid and cryogenic stages, fulfilling a requirement of 5000 kg single payload into GTO. Solid strap-on boosters should allow both versions further payload growth capability...
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free text keywords: Systemanalyse Raumtransport
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