Contract Number: 4000113039
GSP Internal Number: 13-060-a
System impacts of propulsion Passivation
Contractor: OHB
Country: Germany
Study Duration: 18 December 2014 - 18 April 2016
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ABSTRACT
Space debris mitigation requirements specific to propulsion systems are scrutinized and compliance of OHB reference propulsion architectures is assessed. The risk of generating debris due to a failure in a propulsion system is assessed with a focus on the specific risk of a hypervelocity impact on a propulsion tank containing residuals. The engineering activities, delta-qualifications or hardware development which can support the recommended propulsion...read more
Executive Summary - Final

Space debris mitigation requirements specific to propulsion systems are scrutinized and compliance of OHB reference propulsion architectures is assessed. The risk of generating debris due to a failure in a propulsion system is assessed with a focus on the specific risk of a hypervelocity impact on a propulsion tank containing residuals.

The engineering activities, delta-qualifications or hardware development which can support the recommended propulsion passivation strategies are presented and prioritized.

The contract work is in collaboration with OHB System, the Swedish Defence Research Insti- tute (FOI), Inmarsat, and Etamax.