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Scientific Workgroup for Rocketry and Spaceflight (WARR)
The Organization and its Projects

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WARR - The Organization and its Projects

Content
  The Organization Projects
    Rocket Technology Space Elevator Interstellar Space Flight Satellite Technology

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The Organization

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Background
• • • • Founded in 1962 by Prof. Robert Schmucker Development of the first German hybrid rocket „Barbarella“ Student group Associated student group of Deutschen Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik (DGLR) • Patron Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Walter • Cooperations with the chairs of areospace, flight system dynamics and propulsion systems • www.warr.de • http://www.facebook.com/WARR.TUM

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Number of members over the last years

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Current Member Distribution

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Rocket Technology Space Elevator Interstellar Space Flight Satellite Technology Modellrocket-Workshop

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Structure

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Educational concept: Modellrocket-Workshop and Soft skills

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Public Relations

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Public Relations

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Public Relations

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Public Relations

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Projects

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Projects Structure

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Rocket Technology

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WARR and Hybrid Propulsion (1962 – 1974)
1962 – 1974: First Project: Development of the „Barbarella“

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WARR and Hybrid Propulsion (2006)
2006: Developement of the Hybridrocket WARR-Ex 1

WARR-Ex 1 Length: Diameter: Startmass: Engine: 2200 mm 100 mm 6 kg HyperTek J190

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WARR and Hybrid Propulsion (2008)
2008: Start-up of the hybridpropulsionsystem Hy500-T and the test bench
Hy-500T Fuel: Oxidizer: Impulse: Burning Time: Avg. Thrust: PE / HTPB N2O 500 Ns 4s 125 N

Hy500-T is currently in use for regression measurement
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WARR and Hybrid Propulsion (2012)
2012: First test of the hybrid engine HYPER 1
HYPER 1 Fuel: Oxidizer: Impulse: Burning Time: Avg. Thrust: HTPB N2O 10.000 Ns 10 s 1.000 N

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WARR and Hybrid Propulsion (2012)
2012: Development of the Experimental Rocket WARR-Ex2
WARR-Ex 2 Length: Diameter: Startmass: Engine: 2470 mm 120 mm 21 kg HYPER 1

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WARR and Hybrid Propulsion (2012)
2012: Development of the Experimental Rocket WARR-Ex2
WARR-Ex 2 Length: Diameter: Startmass: Engine: 2470 mm 120 mm 21 kg HYPER 1

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Current activities in hybrid propulsion

Test bench
•Extension •Maintanance •Operations

Regression Measurement
• Development • Construction • Tests

WARR-Ex 2
•Integration •Tests •Development

STERN
•Funding program of DLR •Planning

•Systems Engineering
•WARR-Ex3

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Rockets/Guided Missiles
• • • • • Project start in November 2009 In Cooperation with MBDA Germany (LFK GmbH) xM1 maiden flight in August 2010 xM1-b maiden flight in June 2011 xM2 maiden flight in February 2012 xM1, xM1-b xM2

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Rockets/Guided Missiles
• xM1-b Flights, June 2011

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Project – Mobile Rocket Testbed (MORAP)
• • • • • Project start January 2011 In cooperation with chair of propulsion systems (LFA) GOX/CH4(g), 500N Thrust First hot firing in October 2012 Change to LOX/CH4(l) in the near future

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Projects

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Projects Structure

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Space Elevator

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Wie funktioniert der Space Elevator?

Space Station

Center of mass in GEO 36000km Rope Climber

Gravity force
Centrifugal force

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Current Research Topics
Rope Due to its weight, steel ropes tear if longer than 4 km Energy supply Energytransfer over lond distances

Carbon Nano Tubes Graphen

Power Beaming (Laser, Microwaves) Solarcells

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Reasons for building a space elevator
Security
No explosive fuels No „hot“ reentry

Costs/benefits
Resusable Expensive fuel is not needed
New applications Prize for a kg of payload decreases from 20.000 to 100$ pro kg
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The Space Elevator Project Competitions
EUSPEC (our own competiton) JSETEC in Japan

Technology
Development of Climbers Evaluation of concepts

Pubilc Relations
Exhibitions and Events Articles in Print, Radio and TV

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Our Space Elevator

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Promotion Video

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EUSPEC – European Space Elevator Challenge

Exciting Drives
• 50m Height • Teams from Japan, USA, Germany

New Priorities
• Payload • Efficiency

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EUSPEC – Lecture Series

Teampresentations:
• „Know-How” in Climberdevelopment

Guest Lectures:
• Scientific Aspects • Exciting Discussions

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EUSPEC – Forming a Community
Exchanging
• Experience • Culture

Networking

Having a lots of fun!

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Projects

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Interstellar Space Flight

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Concepts
World-ship

Fast ship

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Project – Interstellar Space Flight (ISF)
WARR Interstellar Flight • Founded in Juli 2009 • Members: 4 Vision: • World-wide leading think tank on manned interstellar flight Mission: • High-quality publications for the scientific community and the public

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Goals of Hyperion
During the next two years as part of Icarus Interstellar
 „State-of-the-art“ study for a manned interstellar spacecraft  Cross-domain: ECLSS, thermal, propulsion…  Use of today´s and of near future technologies  Identification of technology development
Summerford 2012

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Formation of Project Hyperion
WARR-ISF
• Since 2009 • First Conceptstudies • Ark 1

Icarus Interstellar
• Remake of the Daedalus study • 2009 – 2014 • British Interplanetary Society

Hyperion
• Part of Icarus Interstellar • 2012-2014

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Current status
Is interstellar space flight possible with today´s and near future technology?

a) How can human life be enabled and sustained in an interstellar spacecraft?

b) How can knowledge be restored and transfered?

c) How can longterm presence at the target star system be established?

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Motivation for Interstellar Space Flight Research
Exoplanets Fermi - Paradox

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Projects

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Satellite Technology

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MOVE 2 WARP
Munich in-Orbit Verification Experiment 2 WARR Antimatter Research Platform

Development of satellite bus WARR

Development of Detector
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E18 Physics Department

Chair of Aerospace

Consulting and Advice
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MOVE 2 WARP - Mission Concept
MOVE 2 WARP Facts Size 10x10x20 cm

Mass
Orbit Height Launch

2,66 kg
600 - 800 km 2015

Power
Communication Downlink

7 - 10 W
S-Band + UHF/VHF bis zu 100kbit/s

Computational power
Storage Position Control
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400 MHz
512 MB Active 2/3 axes
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MOVE 2 WARP - Mission Concept

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Thank you for your attention! Questions?

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Teamstructure

OM/AC

SE/AIT

MGMT

COM

CDH

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THM

OPS

EPS

STR

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