Accession Number : ADP003704

Title :   Galileo Spacecraft Modal Test and Evaluation of Testing Techniques,

Corporate Author : JET PROPULSION LAB PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Chen,J. C.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : In this paper, the Galileo spacecraft whose mission is to conduct scientific exploration of the planet Jupiter. It is to be launched by the space shuttle and a modified Centaur Upper Stage in 1986. In this paper, the Galileo spacecraft modal test requirements were described. Also, the associated pre-test activities from which the test was designed were presented.

Descriptors :   *Structural mechanics, *Spacecraft, *Models, Test and evaluation, Test methods, Payload, Interplanetary space, Aerospace systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE