Spacecraft Propulsion and Power

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Microlaunchers - a reorganisation of the route to space

The Ariane launch vehicle family and the Vega launcher guarantee Europe's independent access to space. With an eye on the now rapidly changing situation in the launch market, the question is being ask...
Related Topics: Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance Launch Vehicles and Launch Operations Spacecraft Propulsion and Power

Historic Overview

Since its founding in 1959 by space pioneer, Professor Eugen Sänger, the DLR (German Aerospace Centre) in Lampoldshausen has been testing liquid rocket engines as part of European space programmes. Th...
Related Topics: Ground Support Systems and Facilities (Space) Spacecraft Propulsion and Power

New rocket test rig for safe Ariane 6 launches

The future European launcher Ariane 6 will debut in 2020. In order for it to bring all its payloads safely to their orbits, the engines for the new launcher must first be extensively tested. To test t...
Related Topics: Space Transportation and Safety Spacecraft Propulsion and Power

Components for space propulsion systems

Ziel einer laufenden Neuentwicklung ist es, für kryogene Raketentriebwerke (LH2/LOX) durch eine neuartige, integrale Bauweise Schubkammern mit Effusionskühlung unter Verwendung poröser C/C-Faserkerami...
Related Topics: Space Transportation and Safety Structural Mechanics Combustible Spacecraft Propulsion and Power Ground Support Systems and Facilities (Space) Propellants and Fuels Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
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