Over the next five months technicians will install the subsystems on the main spacecraft structure
, comprising avionics, power, telecomm, mechanisms, thermal systems, and guidance, navigation and control.
Once I realized this is how you fold spacecraft structures
, I became interested in origami.
Abbie Hutty, Senior Spacecraft Structures
Engineer with Bruno the ExoMars rover prototype on the Mars test area at Airbus Defence & Space in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
The company's main product lines include antenna reflectors, spacecraft structures
, instrument structures and solar power systems for commercial, defense, military and research satellites.
Typical and special modal and response analysis methods, applied within the frame of the design of spacecraft structures
, are described in this book.
and Mechanisms: From Concept to Launch (New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing, September 1995), 449-58, especially 451, table 14.
Finally, The design, Manufacturing and testing of launcher and satellite sub-component demonstrators will be performed with the developed spacecarbon materials to validate their possible use at short and mid-term for spacecraft structures