- Ruaraidh Mackenzie (ESOC)
- Emanuele di Sotto (GMV)
Ascent trajectories for expendable and reusable launch vehicles; computation of payload injection and deployment; branching and abort trajectories; launcher separation and boosters come back; safe trajectories and splash down of rocket stages; ascent from planets and moons;
Future launch vehicle concepts and technologies for expendable and reusable launch vehicles are currently investigated by the DLR research project AKIRA, focusing on vertical takeoff and horizontal landing (VTHL), as well as horizontal takeoff and horizontal landing (HTHL) concepts.
Dedicated developments of multidisciplinary frameworks for launch vehicle modeling and preliminary design...
This work presents the new set of equations of motion incorporated in ASTOS release 9.3.
The new implemented feature, based on DCAP multibody software, provides the building blocks to simulate a complete launcher scenario considering vehicle flexibility, sloshing effects, stages separation, engine pressure oscillations and complex aerodynamic loads distribution.
The interaction between...