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Orbiter wheel and tire certificationThe orbiter wheel and tire development has required a unique series of certification tests to demonstrate the ability of the hardware to meet severe performance requirements. Early tests of the main landing gear wheel using conventional slow roll testing resulted in hardware failures. This resulted in a need to conduct high velocity tests with crosswind effects for assurance that the hardware was safe for a limited number of flights. Currently, this approach and the conventional slow roll and static tests are used to certify the wheel/tire assembly for operational use.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Campbell, C. C., Jr.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Space Shuttle Tech. Cpnf., Pt. 2
Subject Category
Space Transportation
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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