Survivable Satellite Bus Structural Frame.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Unmanned Spacecraft