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Ultralight Spacecraft Structure Prototype

Gdoutos, Eleftherios E. and Leclerc, Christophe and Royer, Fabien and Türk, Daniel-Alexander and Pellegrino, Sergio (2019) Ultralight Spacecraft Structure Prototype. In: AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2019-1749. ISBN 9781624105784. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190805-134837694

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Abstract

We demonstrate the development of a lightweight 1.7 m X 1.7 m prototype spacecraft structure with areal density of 150 g/m^2. The structure is composed of individual ladder-type components that can be used to support flexible multi0-functional elements such as integrated power collection and wireless transmission tiles used for space solar power. This spacecraft structure design is scalable up to 60 m X 60 m. The structural design, ultra-light component manufacture and, prototype assembly are demonstrated. Shape accuracy within 0.5° from nominal is achieved and outlook for further mass reduction is described.


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Official Citation:Ultralight Spacecraft Structure Prototype Eleftherios Gdoutos, Christophe Leclerc, Fabien Royer, Daniel A. Türk, and Sergio Pellegrino AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-1749
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