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Record 75 of 9945
The tether inspection and repair experiment (TIRE)
Author and Affiliation:
Wood, George M.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Loria, Alberto(CNR, Piano Spaziale Nazionale, Rome, Italy)
Harrison, James K.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: The successful development and deployment of reusable tethers for space applications will require methods for detecting, locating, and repairing damage to the tether. This requirement becomes especially important whenever the safety of the STS or the Space Station may be diminished or when critical supplies or systems would be lost in the event of a tether failure. A joint NASA/PSN study endeavor has recently been initiated to evaluate and address the problems to be solved for such an undertaking. The objectives of the Tether Inspection and Repair Experiment (TIRE) are to develop instrumentation and repair technology for specific classes of tethers defined as standards, and to demonstrate the technologies in ground-based and in-flight testing on the STS.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1988
Document ID:
19890056033
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 89A43404
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A89-43326 18-12)
Publisher Information: Italy
Meeting Information: Intl. Conference on Space Tethers for Science in the Space Station Era; 2nd; Oct. 4-8, 1987; Venice; Italy
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; Rome, Italy
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 4p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CUMULATIVE DAMAGE; IN-FLIGHT MONITORING; SAFETY FACTORS; SPACECRAFT MAINTENANCE; TETHERED SATELLITES; AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; NASA SPACE PROGRAMS; SATELLITE SURFACES; TENSILE STRENGTH
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Space tethers for science in the space station era; Proceedings of the Second International Conference, Venice, Italy, Oct. 4-8, 1987 (A89-43326 18-12). Bologna, Societa Italiana di Fisica, 1988, p. 643-646.
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