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Structural interaction with transportation and handling systemsProblems involved in the handling and transportation of finished space vehicles from the factory to the launch site are presented, in addition to recommendations for properly accounting for in space vehicle structural design, adverse interactions during transportation. Emphasis is given to the protection of vehicle structures against those environments and loads encountered during transportation (including temporary storage) which would exceed the levels that the vehicle can safely withstand. Current practices for verifying vehicle safety are appraised, and some of the capabilities and limitations of transportation and handling systems are summarized.
Document ID
19730013112
Document Type
Special Publication (SP)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1973
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
NASA-SP-8104
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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