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Development status of FSAT--a standard spacecraft bus
Author(s): Gary A. Beals; Marty Gerbasi; William M. Rust
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Paper Abstract

F-Sat is a standard spacecraft bus which will support future LMSC programs, both commercial and government. The F-Sat bus has been designed with the adaptability to satisfy any applications with medium-weight payloads. This paper discusses F-Sat's design and a recently completed test which demonstrated the integration of flight electronics with attitude determination and control system sensors and actuators. With the successful completion of this demonstration. F-Sat has taken one more step toward realizing the goal of low cost access to space.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2221, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VIII, (5 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178983
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Gary A. Beals, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. (United States)
Marty Gerbasi, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. (United States)
William M. Rust, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2221:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VIII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum; Morris M. Birnbaum; George E. Sevaston, Editor(s)

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