Accession Number:

AD0296899

Title:

EXPANDABLE SPACE STRUCTURE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARTIN CO DENVER CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

A representative space mission profile is defined at an altitude of 257 n mi and 33.3 deg inclination. Preliminary design criteria, including structural loads and space environmental conditions, are established. Effects of thermal radiation, meteoroids, and space radiation are discussed. Results of thermal heat balance analyses programed on the IBM 7090 are presented. Structural factors of safety are defined. A structural configuration is chosen from the standpoint of strength, operational reliability, manufacturing feasibility, and minimum weight and cost. Preliminary tooling and fabrication studies are discussed. Tests completed to determine feasibility of deployment and stowage are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE