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Novel Design Aspects of the Space Technology 5 Mechanical SubsystemThis paper describes several novel design elements of the Space Technology 5 (ST5) spacecraft mechanical subsystem. The spacecraft structure itself takes a significant step in integrating electronics into the primary structure. The deployment system restrains the spacecraft during launch and imparts a predetermined spin rate upon release from its secondary payload accommodations. The deployable instrument boom incorporates some traditional as well as new techniques for lightweight and stiffness. Analysis and test techniques used to validate these technologies are described. Numerous design choices were necessitated due to the compact spacecraft size and strict mechanical subsystem requirements.
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Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Rossoni, Peter (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
McGill, William (Swales Aerospace Beltsville, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Meeting Information
Utah State University Small Satellite Conference(Logan, UT)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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