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Title: Development of a composite satellite structure for FORTE

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in partnership with Composite Optics Incorporated (COI) has advanced the development of low-cost, lightweight, composite technology for use in small satellite structures, in this case, for the Fast On-Orbit Recording of Transient Events (FORTE) satellite mission. The use of advanced composites in space applications is well developed, but the application of an all-composite satellite structure has not been achieved until now. This paper investigates the application of composite technology in the design of an all-composite spacecraft structure for small satellites. Engineering analysis and test results obtained from the development of the spacecraft engineering model are also presented.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
62626
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-95-1016; CONF-950833-1
ON: DE95009416
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 10. international conference on composite materials, Vancouver (Canada), 14-18 Aug 1995; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; SATELLITES; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; DESIGN; DYNAMIC LOADS; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS