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Development of the MiniSIL™ structural design

Aglietti, Guglielmo, Wicks, A and Barrington-Brown, AJ (1999) Development of the MiniSIL™ structural design Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 213 (4). pp. 255-263.

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There is a wide range of launch opportunities currently available for small- and medium-sized satellites, although the launcher constraints and costs are quite variable. In order to reduce the cost of small satellites it is desirable to define a spacecraft bus which is compatible with as wide a range of vehicles as possible. One of the most promising methods of providing this compatibility for mini-satellites in the range 100-500 kg is by using a stack configuration where the mini-satellite is positioned between a launcher primary payload (LPP) and the launch vehicle. This paper describes the design process for the structure of MiniSIL™, a small satellite bus which is being designed and produced by Space Innovations Limited. © IMechE 1999.

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Date : 1 December 1999
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 14 Oct 2016 13:46
Last Modified : 15 Mar 2018 11:51

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