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#Structures

– Launcher designed ✅– Aero-thermodynamics investigated ✅– Flight dynamics and GNC validated ✅– TPS and Mechanisms developed ✅ Now we need to ensure that the #Structures of the reusable launcher 🚀♻️ will withstand the thermal and mechanical loads 🔥⚙️💪🏻 for a safe flight mission #Space #RETALT #Reusability #H2020 #RetroPropulsion #VTVL #Technologies #AerodynamicControlSurfaces #Structures

#Mechanisms

For a safe flight back to earth ↗️↘️🌍 of a reusable launcher 🚀♻️👌 , 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 📽️ 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 🚀↗️↘️👌. The Thermal Protection System is therefore a key element in the design of a reusable launcher, and the characteristics of the TPS are studied 🧐🔥 in #RETALT project. Don’t miss the movie 📽️ 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 🚀 and the efficiency of its control surfaces. #Space#RETALT#Reusability#H2020#RetroPropulsion#Technologies#VTVL#CFD#Aerodynamics

#Aerothermodynamics

The two configurations 🚀 investigated in RETALT will face very hot conditions 🔥 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 🚀, from launch ↗️ to landing ↘️♻️ 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 🎥 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

#Reference Configurations

This week, get to know the 2 configurations investigated in the RETALT project ! #RETALT #Reusability #H2020 #RetroPropulsion #ResearchAndInnovation #Technologies #VTVL #RETALT1 #RETALT2

News to be announced !

Starting this week we will inform your about the progress in the project. Each week will cover a different research area we are investigating.• Reference Configurations• Aerodynamics• Aerothermodynamics• Flight Dynamics and Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC)• Structures• Mechanisms• Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) #RETALT #Reusability #H2020 #RetroPropulsion #ResearchAndInnovation #Technologies #VTVL

The mission to build a reusable launcher for Europe

The mission to build a reusable launcher for Europe Launch vehicles – or rockets – are essential to deliver satellites and space probes into space. Once they’ve served their purpose, they’re typically disposed of. But with the annual number of new satellites expected to grow four-fold in the next decade, researchers are now developing more …

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