STS Utilization Study Experiment Assessments.
Technical operating rept. 30 Jun-30 Dec 77.
TRW DEFENSE AND SPACE SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CALIF
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A study was performed to identify those experiments from DoD laboratories that will be able to use the Space Transportation System STS. Applicable experiments were assessed to determine the most effective carrier system within the STS. Design suggestions were made to improve experiment compatibility with the STS. The report describes the study, includes the experiment assessments and data on payload accommodation capability of elements of the STS. It is concluded that a considerable amount of DoD space flight experimentation can be projected for the STS flight era. Most experiments will require one of the payload carriers, now under development, to interface with the Orbiter. Many will require the use of special flight support equipment such as a pointing system. In a specific area, it was found that there is basic materials research within DoD that might benefit from space experimentation. Author
- Administration and Management
- Manned Spacecraft