Development study of a precooled turbojet engine

Tetsuya Satou, Hideyuki Taguchi, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Takayuki Kojima, Katsuyoshi Fukiba, Daisaku Masaki Keiichi Okai, Kazuhisa Fujita, Motoyuki Hongo, Shujiro Sawai

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    Abstract

    A precooled turbojet engine has been developed by JAXA for the hypersonic airplane and spaceplane. The subscale engine named "S-engine" whose thrust and weight is about 1.2 kN and 100 kg was designed and fabricated. Components and the system firing tests under the sea-level-static condition are successfully conducted. As the next phase, a flight test of the S-engine is planed using a stratospheric balloon in 2009 called "BOV: Balloon based Operation Vehicle". The vehicle is dropped from an altitude of 40 km by a high altitude balloon. After 40-second free-fall, the vehicle is pulled up and the S-engine operates for 30 seconds at about Mach 2. Corresponding to the BOV flight trajectory, high-altitude tests of the core-engine are conducted.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
    Pages6541-6547
    Number of pages7
    Volume10
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 - Glasgow
    Duration: 2008 Sep 292008 Oct 3

    Other

    Other59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
    CityGlasgow
    Period08/9/2908/10/3

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Space and Planetary Science
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Satou, T., Taguchi, H., Kobayashi, H., Kojima, T., Fukiba, K., Okai, D. M. K., Fujita, K., Hongo, M., & Sawai, S. (2008). Development study of a precooled turbojet engine. In International Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 (Vol. 10, pp. 6541-6547)