Accession Number : ADA138315

Title :   SLD Trade Study Canister/STS Mounting.

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC SPACE SYSTEMS DIV

PDF Url : ADA138315

Report Date : 15 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The canister described in this document is a 14 ft. diameter by 14 ft. long cylindrical shroud which provides environmental protection and a stable support configuration for the SLD and payload structures. It mounts in the shuttle bay using the standard five point mount. To accommodate SLD separation the canister rotates a maximum of 45 deg. to clear all envelope constraints. The canister and all its supporting equipment is reusable on subsequent shuttle launches.

Descriptors :   *Canisters, *Mounts, *Space shuttles, Bays, Configurations, Stability, Coverings, Cylindrical bodies, Environmental protection, Payload, Reusable equipment

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE