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Multi-axis whole-spacecraft vibration isolation for small launch vehicles
Author(s): Conor D. Johnson; Paul S. Wilke; Kenneth R. Darling
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Paper Abstract

Small launch vehicles present an economically viable method for placing small satellites into orbit. These launch vehicles would be even more attractive to satellite customers if they could provide a softer ride to orbit. Passive whole-spacecraft vibration isolation systems have been developed for small launch vehicles to greatly reduce the dynamic launch loads. To date, two types of isolation systems have been designed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4331, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Damping and Isolation, (2 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432699
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Conor D. Johnson, CSA Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Paul S. Wilke, CSA Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Kenneth R. Darling, Orbital Sciences Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4331:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Damping and Isolation
Daniel J. Inman, Editor(s)

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