NEWS

RETALT will continue in the SALTO Project

The next step towards re-usable launch vehicles: SALTO ! The HorizonEurope Project SALTO (reuSable strAtegic space Launcher Technologies & Operations) coordinated by the ArianeGroup has just been selected by the European Commission for funding. In this project first flight tests of the Themis demonstrator fired by Prometheus engines will be performed and crucial technologies for …

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Retalt Final Workshop June 2022

The RETALT Final Workshop will be organized during the FAR2022 meeting, to be held in Heilbronn, Germany, June 19-23, 2022. Details on the FAR meeting can be found on https://atpi.eventsair.com/far2022/. The RETALT project will prepare several sessions presenting the results of the project. In addition, the project will show different hardware in the exhibition booth, …

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Project Meeting 6, September 2021

The RETALT PM6 Meeting was organized as a hybrid event on September 21+22, 2021 at MT Aerospace in Augsburg. People from DLR and CFS Engineering came to Augsburg, other partners joined via a teleconference.

#Structures

– Launcher designed βœ…– Aero-thermodynamics investigated βœ…– Flight dynamics and GNC validated βœ…– TPS and Mechanisms developed βœ… Now we need to ensure that the #Structures of the reusable launcher πŸš€β™»οΈ will withstand the thermal and mechanical loads πŸ”₯βš™οΈπŸ’ͺ🏻 for a safe flight mission #Space #RETALT #Reusability #H2020 #RetroPropulsion #VTVL #Technologies #AerodynamicControlSurfaces #Structures

#Mechanisms

For a safe flight back to earth β†—οΈβ†˜οΈπŸŒ of a reusable launcher πŸš€β™»οΈπŸ‘Œ , Aerodynamic Control Surfaces are required to control the descent trajectory, and these control surfaces are deployed and oriented thanks to complex and reliable #Mechanisms investigated in the RETALT project. Discover these #Mechanisms and watch the movie πŸ“½οΈ of the deployment sequence …

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#Thermal Protection System

The reusability ♻️ of a launcher strongly depends on the state in which it is recovered after a flight πŸš€β†—οΈβ†˜οΈπŸ‘Œ. The Thermal Protection System is therefore a key element in the design of a reusable launcher, and the characteristics of the TPS are studied 🧐πŸ”₯ in #RETALT project. Don’t miss the movie πŸ“½οΈ of experimental …

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#Aerodynamics – CFD

Subsonic, supersonic, hypersonic… All these flying regimes need to be investigated by means of CFD simulations to improve the #aerodynamics of the launcher πŸš€ and the efficiency of its control surfaces. #Space#RETALT#Reusability#H2020#RetroPropulsion#Technologies#VTVL#CFD#Aerodynamics

#Aerothermodynamics

The two configurations πŸš€ investigated in RETALT will face very hot conditions πŸ”₯ during re-entry or retro-propulsion maneuvers.It’s therefore crucial to know the thermal loads in order to properly design the Thermal Protection Systems. #Space#RETALT#Reusability#H2020#RetroPropulsion#Technologies#VTVL#CFD#Aerothermodynamics

#Flight Dynamics & GNC

This week, learn more about Flight Dynamics as well as Guidance, Navigation and Control which are key technologies for a safe flight mission πŸš€, from launch ↗️ to landing β†˜οΈβ™»οΈ Technologies investigated by Deimos Space, partner of the RETALT project. #Space#RETALT#Reusability#H2020#RetroPropulsion#Technologies#VTVL#FlightDynamics#GNC

#Aerodynamics – Wind Tunnel Tests

Over 170 runs… Now you will see concrete things 🀩 Don’t miss the movie πŸŽ₯ of the wind tunnel tests performed at German Aerospace Center (DLR), as part of the #aerodynamics topic investigated in the RETALT project. #Space#RETALT#Reusability#H2020#RetroPropulsion#ResearchAndInnovation#Technologies#VTVL#RETALT1#RETALT2#Aerodynamics#WindTunnelTests