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Space Station Freedom common berthing mechanismThe Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) is a generic device used to join the pressurized elements of the Space Station Freedom (SSF) utilizing the Space Shuttle Orbiter Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) or the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). The two berthing halves, the active, and the passive, maintain a pressurized atmosphere to allow astronaut passage, as well as to provide a structural linkage between elements. The generic design of the CBM allows any Passive Berthing Mechanism to berth with any Active Berthing Mechanism, permitting a variety of pressurized module patterns to be built.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Illi, Erik
(Boeing Co. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, The 26th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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