Multi-Mission Spacecraft Valve Analysis & Optimization

Background

ASR was contracted by a Valve Manufacturer to analyze and optimize the valves of a multi-mission spacecraft for physical testing. The multi-mission spacecraft was selected to provide cargo deliveries to low earth orbit (LEO) and would require the ability to maneuver in space. The valves were required to pass a series of thermal, structural, and combined tests.

Services Provided

Results

Was weight reduced, if so by what %. Was strength or structural efficiency improved while maintaining weight? This is where bragging happens.

  • Material removed and added where it was more needed while maintaining the weight requirements
  • Special features were added to redistribute the load paths for a more robust design
  • Spacecraft successfully passed physical testing on time

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