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Design and producibility of precision beryllium structures for spacecraft applications
Author(s): Robert E. Hardesty; Todd A. Decker
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Paper Abstract

Basic design guidelines for beryllium precision structures are discussed and a thorough presentation is given on the design evolution of the RGA integrating structure for ESA's XMM Mission. Beryllium producibility issues, manufacturing flowcharts and flight heritage data is reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1995
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 2543, Silicon Carbide Materials for Optics and Precision Structures, (23 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.225282
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Robert E. Hardesty, The Peregrine Falcon Corp. (United States)
Todd A. Decker, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2543:
Silicon Carbide Materials for Optics and Precision Structures
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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