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Spacecraft structuresTerms of ReferenceDuties of the Structures section
Technology areasAntenna structuresComposite Materials structuresFracture control / Damage toleranceInflatable structures for space applicationsMeteoroid and debris shieldingStructural verification of payloads and system hardware for human rated vehicles
Structural design and analysisConfiguration studiesStructural AnalysisLauncher-Spacecraft Coupled Loads AnalysisFluid Structure InteractionVibro-Accoustic Analysis
Project supportProject support activities
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The Structures Section (TEC-MSS) is the focal point within the Agency for spacecraft and launcher structural design and verification; development of special purpose structures, spacecraft and launcher lightweight structures, the application of advanced structural materials, stable structures , structural dynamics, damage tolerance, deployable structures/booms, launcher and re-entry hot and cold structures, landing attenuation systems, mechanical analysis tools and methodologies, novel techniques for active structures, passive and active loads and noise attenuation, spacecraft configuration tools, and mechanical aspects of meteoroids & debris impact shielding systems.
These pages present information on Structural Technology areas, Structural Design and Analysis topics as well as various Project Support Activities.
Boom deploying solar arrays
Last update: 11 March 2013
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