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Space Station Freedom - Accommodation for technology R&DThe paper examines the features of the accommodation equipment designed for the candidate technology payloads of the Space Station, which include magnetic plasma thruster systems and a hypothetical advanced electromagnetic propulsion system utilizing high-temperature superconductivity materials. The review of the accommodation-equipment concepts supports the assumption that some propulsion technologies can be tested on the Space Station while being attached externally to the station's truss structure. For testing technologies with inherent operation or performance hazards, space platforms and smaller free-flyers coordinated with the Space Station can be used. Diagrams illustrating typical accommodation equipment configurations are included.
Document ID
19890059759
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Holt, Alan C. (NASA Space Station Freedom Program Office Reston, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1989
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 89-2858
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other