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Title: Space vehicle with customizable payload and docking station

A "black box" space vehicle solution may allow a payload developer to define the mission space and provide mission hardware within a predetermined volume and with predetermined connectivity. Components such as the power module, radios and boards, attitude determination and control system (ADCS), command and data handling (C&DH), etc. may all be provided as part of a "stock" (i.e., core) space vehicle. The payload provided by the payload developer may be plugged into the space vehicle payload section, tested, and launched without custom development of core space vehicle components by the payload developer. A docking station may facilitate convenient development and testing of the space vehicle while reducing handling thereof.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1418990
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
Patent Number(s):
9,878,805
Application Number:
14/746,046
Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jun 22
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 42 ENGINEERING

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