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Ballistic design of a launch vehicle with a reusable payload fairing

Published: 24.09.2021

Authors: Shulga A.A., Shcheglov G.A.

Published in issue: #9(117)/2021

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2021-9-2109

Category: Aviation and Rocket-Space Engineering | Chapter: Design, construction and production of aircraft

The paper focuses on the problem of the ballistic design of a two-stage launch vehicle for the case when the payload fairing is returned by using its flaps as the lifting surfaces of the first-stage reusable boosters. The fairing flaps must be opened after the velocity pressure reaches its maximum value. Therefore, the trajectory in the operation section of the first-stage boosters is assumed to be vertical. The flight along the curved part of the trajectory is carried out by the second-stage booster. In this study, we introduced an algorithm for selecting design parameters, developed an original program in the Wolfram Mathematica computer algebra system, and found the rational design parameters of the launch vehicle.

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