Development of a composite satellite structure for FORTE

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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 ... continued below

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Grastataro, C. I.; Butler, T. A.; Smith, B. G. & Thompson, T. C. April 1995.

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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.

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  • 10. international conference on composite materials, Vancouver (Canada), 14-18 Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE95009416
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-1016
  • Report No.: CONF-950833--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 62626
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692133

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Grastataro, C. I.; Butler, T. A.; Smith, B. G. & Thompson, T. C. Development of a composite satellite structure for FORTE, article, April 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692133/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.