Design and optimization of space launch systems

Cédric Dupont, Sophie Missonnier (Bertin Technologies), Raymond Bec, Paolo Baiocco ( CNES)

HADES is a software platform to perform feasibility design of space transportation systems and is intended to students and engineers. The general objectives of this software platform are to design and evaluate launcher, stage or sub-system concepts, and to perform comparative and parametric analysis. modeFRONTIER offers a good framework for HADES ambition giving students and engineers an easy access to space launcher’s design, allowing comparison and optimization of designs on a cost and performance basis, and offering them an open background for further developments