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Title: Space vehicle with customizable payload and docking station

Abstract

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:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1823862
Patent Number(s):
10981677
Application Number:
15/872,630
Assignee:
Triad National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B64 - AIRCRAFT B64G - COSMONAUTICS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/16/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Judd, Stephen, Dallmann, Nicholas, McCabe, Kevin, and Seitz, Daniel. Space vehicle with customizable payload and docking station. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Judd, Stephen, Dallmann, Nicholas, McCabe, Kevin, & Seitz, Daniel. Space vehicle with customizable payload and docking station. United States.
Judd, Stephen, Dallmann, Nicholas, McCabe, Kevin, and Seitz, Daniel. Tue . "Space vehicle with customizable payload and docking station". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1823862.
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