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Replacement of hydrazine for orbital and launcher propulsion systems

Objective

"The project deals with the replacement of hydrazine within space propulsion systems. It improves significantly the ADN-based propellants currently existing and enables the replacement of hydrazine within the whole operational area of currently used hydrazine propulsion systems.
The objectives of the project are:
1.) Replacing hydrazine by adapting the propellant to currently existing materials available in Europe
2.) Development of a cold-start capable ignition system to replace hydrazine in the whole operational area
3.) Verification of the technology within battleship unit(s) to reach a Technology Readiness Level of 5
4.) Adapted numerical models to describe the processes within such propulsion systems.
To reach these objectives, the following development will be done within the project
A) Propellant development in order to obtain maximal temperatures within the combustion chamber that can be withstand with currently available materials in Europe. Additionally, the propellant will have increased specific impulses in relation to hydrazine.
B) Development of catalytic ignition systems to withstand the thermal and mechanical shocks while having cold-start capability
C) Design and testing of the corresponding battleship units within the project to verify the achievement of the project experimentally (reach TRL of 5)
D) Generating validation results for future purposes to adapt the technology to future purposes. Therefore, the relation to the work programme ""Alternative to hydrazine in Europe"" is achieved by a replacement of the currently hydrazine based propulsion system with a green propellant system with higher specific impulse.
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Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/space exploration

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 710 505

Participants (6)

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 455 103,75
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 390 945
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
FOTEC FORSCHUNGS- UND TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 572 250
Address
Viktor Kaplan-strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECAPS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 933 750
Address
Torggatan 15
171 54 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 538 750
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LITHOZ GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 186 250
Address
Mollardgasse 85A 2 1 64-69
1060 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)