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Staelens, Michael (author)
Cryogenic and semi-cryogenic propellants are the most commonly used liquid propellants for applications in medium-lift launch vehicles. Despite their high performance, the storage requirements for these propellants often lead to complex, heavy, and voluminous structures. The only storable propellant used in medium-lift launch vehicles, UDMH/NTO,...
master thesis 2024
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Peeters, Michiel (author)
In pursuit of cost-effective and sustainable space access, Dawn Aerospace is pioneering innovative launch systems. Their focus lies on a semi-reusable, two-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle, designed for horizontal take-off and landing. While current launch vehicles rely solely on rocket propulsion, the potential of airbreathing engines on the first...
master thesis 2023
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Çavdar, Irmak (author)
The development of reusable launch vehicles in space exploration is a significant paradigm shift in the aerospace industry. Among numerous approaches to fully reusable launchers, a flyback booster, complemented by the emerging importance of spaceplanes, stands out as a viable solution. To outweigh the drawbacks associated with the cost, a...
master thesis 2023
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Sonneveldt, Douwe (author)
Observing that the majority of SSTO programs failed due to the propulsion system being far ahead of its time. Furthermore, acknowledging the that the private launch markets is increasingly dominated by partly reusable TSTOs. This thesis aims to evaluate whether next generation rocket engines make an SSTO viable within a foreseeable economical...
master thesis 2022
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Soares dos Santos Vera-Cruz Pinto, Gonçalo (author)
The renaissance of reusable space launch vehicles that is being witnessed in the current space industry demands a new cost estimating approach, which takes into account not only the time dependency in the lifecycle brought upon by reusability, but also the complementary considerations of minimizing cost and reliability. To achieve this end, a...
master thesis 2022
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Elferink, Pepijn (author)
This paper investigates the cost­-benefit, payload performance and technical feasibility of green storable upper stage design concepts on their potential implementation with existing launchers. Since the demand for reliable, safe, and cost­-effective transport to space is growing, it is necessary to find sustain­able rocket propellant solutions....
master thesis 2022
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ten Houte de Lange, Philip (author)
Dawn Aerospace is developing a horizontal take-off and landing two stage to orbit partially-reusable launcher concept. The re-usable first stage spaceplane operates on a return to launch site trajectory and integrates into the existing airspace, flying as an UAV. For any re-entry vehicle the design needs to account for aerothermodynamic...
master thesis 2022
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Sonneveld, Victor (author)
The commercialization of the space industry has led to a reduction in size and weight of satellites and launching vehicles, which have effectively reduced the cost of space services. The costs of launching payloads to space can be significantly reduced when the launching vehicles are reusable. The two-stage-to-orbit system with a winged,...
master thesis 2021
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Eppenga, Kevin (author)
In previous research, the necessity of non-rigid body simulators was stated to be a requirement for long, slender bodies. However, it remains unclear for which vehicle design parameters non-rigid body effects become destabilising. A set of 2+N linearly independent equations of motions can be combined in a single matrix to determine the motion of...
master thesis 2021
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Bharteeya, Siddharth (author)
The launch vehicle industry is undergoing a major shift as new commercial organizations are staking claim to large market shares with bold technologies. To stay competitive in this new era, launch vehicle companies must develop new technologies to reduce launch costs while serving the growing demand for space accessibility. A possible solution...
master thesis 2021
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Provoost, Jonas (author)
For decades the space domain has been used for military purposes. When enemy forces establish counter-space capabilities, this could become a weakness. Responsive Space is a concept that focuses on replenishing lost capabilities and/or granting additional capabilities from space assets quickly. The continuous miniaturization of technologies has...
master thesis 2020
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Haex, Thomas (author)
The demand of small payload launch vehicles has been growing over the past years. Customers base their selection of launch vehicles on cost-effectiveness, flexibility, availability and reliability. A new launch vehicle, the Dawn Aerospace Mk-III, is proposed to be developed, while designed to take into account all these criteria.<br/><br/>For...
master thesis 2020
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Ahuja, Aditi (author)
The next step in spaceflight, among others, is the development of a reusable launch vehicle (RLV) suitable for manned missions. All existing designs of re-entry vehicles are either ballistic or low L/D vehicles. In the future, the aim is to develop a high L/D vehicle, because such vehicles experience lower g-loads, making the flight comfortable...
master thesis 2020
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Aycart Avila, Vicente (author)
Accurately tracking the trajectory of launching vehicles during the boost phase is crucial for a variety of reasons. First, an accurate burnout point location and  velocity of the launch vehicle will facilitate the estimation of its trajectory during the following phases of ballistic flight and the impact location. This has important...
master thesis 2020
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Contant, Stephane (author)
Recent years have seen a drastic increase in the number of small satellites launched per year, as these systems weighing less than 1000 kg have become less expensive alternatives to obtaining scientific data compared to satellites weighing multiple tons. A current drawback with these systems is their price to orbit, often reaching over $100k ...
master thesis 2019
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Wildvank, Roy (author)
Accurate dry mass prediction is essential in early design phases of a launch system. To predict structural mass<br/>of a launch vehicle more accurate at a conceptual design phase, a structural mass model was developed. The model<br/>predicts a launch vehicle’s structural mass, thickness, center of mass and mass moment of inertia. Load carrying...
master thesis 2018
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de Freitas Dias, Miguel (author)
This dissertation addresses Thrust Vector Control (TVC) design techniques for small launch vehicles with bounded roll rate. The first contribution of this dissertation is the development of a 6 Degree of Freedom (DoF) nonlinear model that serves as a tool for flight control system design. The nonlinear model is then trimmed and linearized, for a...
master thesis 2017
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Van Kesteren, M.W. (author)
During the entire era of space flight air launch is seen as a very promising concept. Despite its claimed advantages, air launch is up till now only a marginal success with the Pegasus launch vehicle from Orbital Sciences. In this study is investigated for which conditions expendable air launched vehicles can achieve a performance gain compared...
master thesis 2013
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Wisse, M.E.N. (author)
The major technical challenge the development of next-generation launchers is facing today, is to achieve complete reusability in two stages to orbit or ultimately in one single stage. These Two-Stage-To-Orbit (TSTO) or Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV) may reduce payload cost by a factor of ten or more. The challenge,...
doctoral thesis 2005
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