Accession Number:

ADD010570

Title:

Survivable Satellite Bus Structural Frame.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

A three-sided prism shaped structure including upper and lower graphiteepoxy honeycomb sandwich decks spaced by rectangular graphiteepoxy longerons and braces, all of which are attached by using machined aluminum fittings. A graphiteepoxy sandwich panel and cone assembly is bonded to one side of the structure for mounting a space sextant therein. Aluminum equipment panels are attached to the other two sides. The bus structure is manufactured in accordance with available procedures for fabricating graphiteepoxy composite material which is the primary structural material.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE