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Formation flight for in-Air Launcher 1st stage Capturing demonstration

Deliverables

Public Web-Site

Public Web-site for information exchange

Technical Report on different RLV return modes' Performances

Full-scale towing aircraft selection and modification analysis

In-Air-Capturing Development Roadmap (State of Art)

Report on cost effectiveness of In-Air-Capturing

Scaled Experiment Scenario Description

- description to characterize the scaled demonstration. - The different roles and the principal communication during the formation and the capturing maneuver are defined - key parameters like maximum altitudes and speed bands are set.

Built up Open Research Data Pilot for Dissemination

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Publications

UAV Pre-Study for In-Air-Capturing Maneuver

Author(s): Stefan Krause ; Sebastian Cain
Published in: 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2020
DOI: 10.1109/aero47225.2020.9172769

Highly Efficient RLV-Return Mode “In-Air-Capturing”Progressing by Preparation of Subscale Flight Tests

Author(s): Martin Sippel, Sven Stappert, Leonid Bussler, Stefan Krause, Sebastian Cain, Javier Espuch, Sophia Buckingham, Valentin Penev
Published in: 8th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), 2019
DOI: 10.13009/eucass2019-750

Powerful & Flexible Future Launchers in 2- or 3-stage Configuration

Author(s): Martin Sippel, Sven Stappert, Leonid Bussler, Christian Messe
Published in: Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, Issue Volume 2019-October, 2019, 2019, Page(s) Article number IAC-19_D2_4_8_x53371