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Shuttle performance enhancements using an OMS payload bay kitThe study focuses on the use of an orbital maneuvering system (OMS) payload bay kit (PBK) designed to utilize OMS tanks identical to those currently employed in the Orbiter OMS pods. Emphasis is placed on payload deployment capability and payload servicing/reboost capability augmentation from the point of view of payload mass, maximum deployment altitudes, and initial retrieval and final deployment altitudes. The deployment, servicing, and reboost requirements of the Hubble Space Telescope and Advanced X-ray and Astrophysics Facility are analyzed in order to show the benefits an OMS PBK can provide for these missions. It is shown that OMS PBKs can provide the required capability enhancement necessary to support deployment, reboost, and servicing of payloads requiring altitudes greater than 325 nautical miles.
Document ID
19910057035
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Templin, Kevin C. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Mallini, Charles J. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1991
Subject Category
SPACE TRANSPORTATION
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 91-1931
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other