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dc.contributor.advisorNewman, James H.
dc.contributor.authorDeJesus, Adam C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:48Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:48Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4724
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to document the process of designing, constructing, and testing a qualification article in support of the NPS CubeSat Launcher (NPSCuL) project, in the NPSCuL-Lite configuration. NPSCuL-Lite is designed to launch a significant volume of CubeSats into orbit in a single launch. The NPSCuL-Lite will be a secondary payload on U.S. launch vehicles, and will be attached to the launch vehicle via the EELV Secondary Payload Adapter (ESPA), the Atlas-Centaur Aft Bulkhead Carrier (ABC), or other ESPAcompatible launch vehicle interfaces. NPSCuL-Lite will host CubeSats in up to eight Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployers (P-PODs) developed by the California Polytechnic State University (Cal-Poly). To meet launch requirements, the designer must prove that NPSCuL-Lite and its subsystems (the P-PODs and CubeSats) will operate properly in space, and will not interfere with the launch vehicle, the primary payload, or other secondary payloads. To this end, qualification testing will ensure NPSCuL-Lite can survive ground transport, launch, and CubeSat deployment. Additionally, the initial development of procedures and equipment necessary for ground handling and launch vehicle integration are addressed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/integrationndenv109454724
dc.format.extentxiv, 103 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpace vehiclesen_US
dc.titleIntegration and environmental qualification testing of spacecraft structures in support of the Naval Postgraduate School CubeSat launcher programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSakoda, Daniel
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc424654890
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSpace Systems Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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