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dc.contributor.advisorSakoda, Dan
dc.contributor.advisorRoss, I. Michael
dc.contributor.authorOverstreet, Paul J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:20:03Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:20:03Z
dc.date.issued1997-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8312
dc.description.abstractAny complex and expensive system requires testing to ensure adequate performance. Communications satellites require extensive testing for two additional reasons: (1) they operate in an environment considerably different from that in which they were built, and (2) after launch, they are inaccessible to routine maintenance and repair. The objectives of testing is not necessarily to duplicate the space environment but to approach it sufficiently so that any spacecraft that passes the tests will operate successfully in its designed space environment. The major features of the space environment that are difficult to simulate exactly are zero gravity, high vacuum, solar radiation, particle radiation and extreme temperatures. This document describes the environmental test program and test results for the PANSAT program. PANSAT is the acronym for the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite, which is a small communications satellite under development by the Space Systems Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School. PANSAT subsystems were subjected to thermal vacuum and random vibration testing as part of the overall environmental test program. Satellite launch, as a Shuttle secondary payload via the Space Transportation System (STS) Small Self-contained Payload (SSCP) program, is planned for October, 1998en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/environmentaltes109458312
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEnvironmental testing of the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
dc.subject.authorEnvironmental Testingen_US
dc.subject.authorPANSATen_US
dc.subject.authorSpacecraft Testingen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Astronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAstronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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