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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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Sadowy-Sadowski, Tomasz (author)
The concept of a spaceplane, a launch system that is a combination of an airplane and a rocket, is one of the most promising concepts of sustainable access to space. Along its trajectory, it experiences most extreme conditions with frequently opposing design requirements, making it one of the most complicated challenges in aerospace engineering....
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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Grendysz, Michał (author)
The rocket-based combined cycle (RBCC) engines are a hybrid between rocket and air-breathing propulsion. They can offer performance gains when compared to traditional rocket engines. At the same time, they are relatively simple in design. Therefore, they generally do not require long development times or large funds so they could be an...
master thesis 2021
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Samarawickrama, Kapeel (author)
Dawn Aerospace is start up company that is developing a reusable sub-orbital spaceplane. The MK-II rocket powered spaceplane uses High Test Peroxide for its main engine and reaction control system. Catalyst beds are required to decompose High Test Peroxide (HTP) to steam and Oxygen. To investigate the decomposition of HTP in a pellet catalyst...
master thesis 2021
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Kerstens, Fabio (author)
As a part of a <i>Future Launcher Preparatory Programme</i> contract issued by the European Space Agency, the aerospace startup company Dawn Aerospace is developing an integral, additive manufactured (AM), liquid rocket engine. This 2.5 kN class engine is propelled by the storable propellants 90% hydrogen peroxide and kerosene and used in the...
master thesis 2021
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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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Anckaert, Jorg (author)
Spaceplanes are the future of space travel and launching objects into space. They are fully reusable, and provide a lot of flexibility to a mission. This thesis focuses on the propulsion system and its impact on the stability and control of a spaceplane. The main research question is: "Which parameters and deficiencies in the propulsion system...
master thesis 2019
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Kopp, Alexander (author), Stappert, Sven (author), Mattsson, David (author), Olofsson, Kurt (author), Marklund, Erik (author), Kurth, Guido (author), Mooij, E. (author), Roorda, E. (author)
This paper gives an overview about the Aurora reusable space launcher concept study that was initiated in late-2015/early-2016. Within the Aurora study, several spaceplane-like vehicle configurations with different geometries, propulsion systems and mission profiles will be designed, investigated and evaluated with respect to their technical...
journal article 2018
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Viavattene, Giulia (author)
Spaceplanes represent a new promising concept for space flight. A spaceplane is a reusable, safe, efficient and economical space transportation system that can generate lift during its atmospheric flight, analogously to an aircraft, and it is able to travel in space as a spacecraft. What makes spaceplanes so attractive is the possibility of...
master thesis 2018
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Roorda, evelyne (author)
During its lifetime a space launcher is subjected to extreme heat loads. To protect space vehicles from these heat loads and their resulting temperatures they are equipped with a Thermal Protection System (TPS). Heat loads are typically the largest during flight through the atmosphere. The research question addressed in the thesis is: how robust...
master thesis 2017
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Dufour, R. (author), De Meulenaere, J. (author), Elham, A. (author)
This paper presents the multidisciplinary optimization of an aircraft carried sub-orbital spaceplane. The optimization process focused on three disciplines: the aerodynamics, the structure and the trajectory. The optimization of the spaceplane geometry was coupled with the optimization of its trajectory. The structural weight was estimated using...
journal article 2015
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Couwenberg, H.J.H. (author), ten Dam, A.A. (author)
During operations with a manipulator arm situations will occur when the manipulator end-effector is, or comes, in contact with its environment. The dynamics equations, which describe the motion of the manipulator, can be represented by an ordinary differential equation for the free motion and an additional algebraic (in)equality for the motion...
report 1990
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Prins, J.J.M. (author), Dieleman, P. (author), van Woerkom, P.T.L.M. (author)
The Hermes manipulation system (HERA) is a sophisticated space manipulator system, which has to perform tasks ranging from berthing to tool operation in various operational modes from fully automatic to purely manual. Development and qualification of such a space-based manipulator must be supported by computer simulation facilities. The HERA...
report 1989
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van Woerkom, P.T.L.M. (author)
The mathematical model for the dynamics of HERA must take into account structural flexibility in the slender manipulator links. For the HERA Simulation Facility Pilot, the model will contain one bending mode in each bending plane, and one torsion mode. The present document describes how this model can be simulated with rigid body simulation...
report 1988
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Kuijpers, E.A. (author)
Existing robot vision algorithms are evaluated for application in space for proximity extraction using one camera. Lighting conditions and image formation differ from earth conditions which have implications. An algorithm is derived which is based on the use of run coding, tracking and a least mean error method. Problems concerning hardware...
report 1987
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Guelman, M. (author)
The mathematical model of a space based manipulator arm with a rate controlled end effector is defined and the recursive algorithms for the computation of the basic djmamic functions are formulated. A digital simulation of this system is implemented and preliminary results are presented. Actual running times for the simulation In a VAX 750...
report 1986
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