2 July 2001 Multi-axis whole-spacecraft vibration isolation for small launch vehicles
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Small launch vehicles present an economically viable method for placing small satellites into orbit. These launch vehicles would be even more attractive to satellite customers if they could provide a softer ride to orbit. Passive whole-spacecraft vibration isolation systems have been developed for small launch vehicles to greatly reduce the dynamic launch loads. To date, two types of isolation systems have been designed.
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Conor D. Johnson, Paul S. Wilke, Kenneth R. Darling, "Multi-axis whole-spacecraft vibration isolation for small launch vehicles", Proc. SPIE 4331, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Damping and Isolation, (2 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432699; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.432699
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