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US20130221162 PAYLOAD ADAPTERS INCLUDING ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES, SATELLITE ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Payload adapters for launch vehicles include a ring structure having an opening formed therein and at least a portion of an antenna assembly coupled to a circular sidewall of the ring structure at...
US20140239125 MODULAR CORE STRUCTURE FOR DUAL-MANIFEST SPACECRAFT LAUNCH  
A spacecraft may include an upper core structure or a lower core structure. The upper core structure may include an upper cylinder for supporting an upper spacecraft of a dual-manifest launch...
US20100327119 Satellite communication system, infrastructure and method of providing same  
A satellite communication system, infrastructure, and method of providing same, involves inventorying certain types of pre-selected communication satellite payload modules and communication...
US20120012711 DUAL EVOLVED EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE (EELV) SECONDARY PAYLOAD ADAPTOR (ESPA) PORT SMALL SATELLITE DESIGN  
An apparatus and method are disclosed for dual Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Secondary Payload Adapter (ESPA) port small satellite designs. The apparatus and method provide payload...
US20080135687 UNIVERSAL LAUNCH VEHICLE PAYLOAD ADAPTER  
A universal adapter system and method for coupling payloads and launch vehicles are disclosed to provide optimum payload configurability. A modular bulkhead panel may be used that can support a...
US20050109878 Spacecraft and method for building such a spacecraft and an adapter to be used in such a spacecraft  
A method of assembling a spacecraft, comprising a carrier rocket and at least a first payload, such as a satellite or the like, wherein the first payload is placed on the carrier rocket employing...
US20150102174 SIDE-BY-SIDE MULTIPLE LAUNCH CONFIGURATION  
A launch vehicle payload that includes at least two spacecraft is disclosed. The launch vehicle includes a single payload adapter. Each spacecraft has a launch vehicle adapter structure providing...
US20090250556 LIVING INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT EXPERIMENT CAPSULE  
A light-weight capsule having internal components comprised of sample containers with living organisms in solid and liquid form, inner carrier, multiple seals is disclosed to protect the samples...
US20150028159 SIDE-BY-SIDE DUAL-LAUNCH ARRANGEMENT WITH IMPROVED PAYLOAD COMPATIBILITY  
A side-by-side dual-launch spacecraft arrangement is provided. The arrangement may include a dual-launch adaptor, a first spacecraft, and a second spacecraft. The first spacecraft and the second...
US20140131522 PLATFORM AND LAUNCH INITIATION SYSTEM FOR SECONDARY SPACECRAFT FOR LAUNCH VEHICLE  
A platform and launch initiation control system for secondary spacecraft for a launch vehicle includes an aluminum honeycomb core sandwiched between top and bottom structural aluminum skins and...
US20080078886 LAUNCH VEHICLE CARGO CARRIER  
A cargo carrier is disclosed for the efficient delivery of cargo to space, such as to support the International Space Station (ISS). Both pressurized and unpressurized cargo may be delivered into...
US20120112010 PAYLOAD LAUNCH LOCK MECHANISM  
A payload launch lock mechanism includes a base, a preload clamp, a fastener, and a shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator. The preload clamp is configured to releasibly restrain a payload. The...
US20140319284 SYSTEMS FOR INTERCONNECTING DUAL MANIFESTED SPACECRAFT  
Systems and methods for interconnecting dual manifested spacecraft for launch by a launch vehicle are disclosed. Different motive forces are utilized to couple a first spacecraft to a second...
US20070080260 Launching vehicle and satellite connection-separation apparatus  
A launcher and satellite connection-separation apparatus comprising a band (11) with an inner channel in which a plurality of clamps (13) are located in a sliding manner, which clamps are applied...
US20050230562 Payload fairing separation system  
The invention is a payload fairing separation system that is resettable and operates in two stages. The system includes releasable, resettable seam connectors that hold the fairing together in...
US20080258013 High altitude payload structures and related methods  
A system and method is described generally for providing a high altitude structure including an elongated structure coupled to the ground and extending skyward. The elongated structure at least...
US20070120020 Small reusable payload delivery vehicle  
The present invention provides a small unmanned payload delivery vehicle that can deploy one or more payloads into space and then bring the payloads back to earth. The delivery vehicle can be sent...
US20150136914 LOAD BEARING INTERFACE RING FOR SPACECRAFT  
The invention relates to a load bearing interface ring (1) for a space craft. The load bearing interface ring (1) comprises a first part (3) and a second part (4). The first part (3) is arranged...
US20130221163 LAUNCH LOCK ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING AXIAL GAP AMPLIFICATION DEVICES AND SPACECRAFT ISOLATION SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME  
Embodiments of a launch lock assembly are provided, as are embodiments of a spacecraft isolation system including one or more launch lock assemblies. In one embodiment, the launch lock assembly...
US20110297795 SPACECRAFT PANEL ARCHITECTURE  
One embodiment of the invention includes a spacecraft system. The system includes a spacecraft payload system coupled to a spacecraft frame. The system also includes a plurality of spacecraft...
US20100187364 CRYOGENIC PROPELLANT DEPOT AND INTEGRAL SUNSHIELD  
A cryogenic propellant depot and sunshield are provided for operation in earth orbit to fuel or refuel other space vehicles. The sunshield is deployed to effectively mitigate solar radiation...
US20150097085 PRINTED SPACECRAFT SEPARATION SYSTEM  
A spacecraft coupling system includes an integral component that can be deformed and placed into a stable state that locks one component into a mating component, and can easily be released from...
US20170057669 SIDE-BY-SIDE DUAL-LAUNCH ARRANGEMENT WITH IMPROVED PAYLOAD COMPATIBILITY  
A side-by-side dual-launch spacecraft arrangement is provided. The arrangement may include a first and second spacecraft mounted within a fairing. The first and second spacecraft may be mounted...
US20160368625 PAYLOAD DISPENSING SYSTEM  
A payload dispenser and a method for populating same with satellites is disclosed. The payload dispenser comprises a shell. A plurality of rail assemblies are each configured to receive plural...
US20160318635 Stackable Satellites and Method of Stacking Same  
A stackable satellite includes a satellite frame and at least one vertical pillar attached to the frame. The vertical pillar has an upper end and a lower end. The upper end is coupled to the lower...
US20160251093 TRUSS STRUCTURE  
A spacecraft includes a 3-D closed truss structure including at least four coupling nodes and at least six strut elements, attached together by a plurality of joints, each coupling node including...
US20160214703 FASTENING DEVICE FOR RELEASABLY FASTENING A MECHANISM IN THE REGION OF A FLOOR OF AN AIRCRAFT OR SPACE CRAFT AND ARRANGEMENT FOR A CARGO LOADING SYSTEM  
A fastening device is disclosed for releasably fastening a mechanism in the region of a floor of an aircraft or spacecraft and includes a base component and a latch component. The latch component...
US20160176547 ANTI-TWIST JOINT, ORIENTING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A positioning system is provided for orienting a payload. In some embodiments, the system may continuously orient the payload relative to another object without twisting connections of the...
US20160102689 Marman Clamp With A Shape Memory Alloy Actuator  
A Marman clamp is disclosed. The Marman clamp includes a release mechanism with either pins or tubes formed with a shape memory alloy. The release mechanism opens and closes the clamp depending on...
US20160046397 MULTIPLE SPACE VEHICLE LAUNCH SYSTEM  
A space vehicle system, a method of manufacturing the space vehicle system, and a method of launching the space vehicle system are disclosed. The method of manufacturing the space vehicle system...
US20160031572 DOOR MECHANISM FOR SATELLITE DEPLOYER SYSTEM  
Disclosed herein is an improved door system for a satellite deployer for storing, transporting, and deploying space payloads, as well as the method of its use. The satellite deployer's door system...
US20150367965 SPACE VEHICLE WITH CUSTOMIZABLE PAYLOAD AND DOCKING STATION  
A “black box” space vehicle solution may allow a payload developer to define the mission space and provide mission hardware within a predetermined volume and with predetermined connectivity....
US20140107865 SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR ACTIVE DEBRIS REMOVAL  
Systems, apparatuses, and methods for removal of orbital debris are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a spacecraft control unit configured to guide and navigate the apparatus to a...

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