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Space Machines Co. Pty Ltd smallsat vibration test planning contract research scoping project (Phase 1)

Project Member(s): Halkon, B., Sepehrirahnama, S., Oberst, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: SPACE MACHINES COMPANY PTY LTD

Start year: 2023

Summary: To develop a robust test plan, in consultation with Space Machines Co. representatives and the SpaceX/NASA/other appropriate resources, to test space structures in accordance with launch vibration profile requirements. Consultation and oversight of the design of the fixture required to mount the smallsat to the UTS Tech Lab MAST. Ultimately run a dummy mass of 327 kg on the MAST to (mostly) confirm the proposed tests are achievable.

FOR Codes: Intelligence, surveillance and space, Dynamics, vibration and vibration control