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Shuttle remote manipulator system hardware test facilityThe shuttle remote manipulator (RMS) is designed and built for operations in a zero gravity environment. As such, the ground test facility for the integrated RMS must simulate conditions which support verification of the overall system performance. In order to allow ground test operations, a test facility was constructed with an area of 60 ft. x 120 ft. and extremely tight tolerances on floor flatness and slope. An air bearing support structure was designed for the RMS to operate with 4 degrees of freedom. The RMS system test facility and systems tests conducted to date are described.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Wagner-Bartak, C. G.
(Spar Aerospace Products Ltd. Toronto Ontario, Canada)
Middleton, J. A.
(Spar Aerospace Products Ltd. Toronto Ontario, Canada)
Hunter, J. A.
(National Research Council of Canada Ottawa, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Johnson Space Center The 11th Space Simulation Conf.
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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