Deployment Mechanisms on the Fast Satellite: Magnetometer, Radial Wire, and Axial Booms
Source: Space Science Reviews, Volume 98, Numbers 1-2, August 2001 , pp. 93-111(19)
Abstract:The Fast Auroral SnapshoT (FAST) satellite was launched by a Pegasus XL on August 21, 1996. This was the second launch in the NASA SMall EXplorer (SMEX) program. Early in the mission planning the decision was made to have the University of California at Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory (UCB-SSL) mechanical engineering staff provide all of the spacecraft appendages, in order to meet the short development schedule, and to insure compatibility. This paper describes the design development, testing and on-orbit deployment of these boom systems: the 2 m carbon fiber magnetometer booms, the 58 m tip to tip spin-plane wire booms, and the 7 m dipole axial stiff booms.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: 1: Samuel Silver Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A 2: Besuner Consulting Services, Madera, California, U.S.A. 3: Lockheed Martin Space Mission Systems & Services, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. 4: Samuel Silver Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.
Publication date: August 1, 2001