Pagnotta Engineering
 
PROJECT:
Pallet Validation

 

CUSTOMER:
Orbital Sciences Corp. at NASA GSFC

SERVICES PERFORMED:
• Performed the qualification stress analysis of the ORU (Orbital Replacement Unit) Carriers for STS-123
   and STS-125 missions
• Assessment of the primary, secondary and keel trunnions and their attachement hardware and all
   standard and non-standard payload interface hard points.
• Evaluated several adapter structures that are used to facilitiate use of standard hard points, as well
   as honeycomb panels (for damage), handrails and grappling points.
• Thermal, fracture, and fail-safe analyses
• Wrote the final analysis reports, which were approved by OSC and NASA
 
PALLET

TRUNNION

KEEL FITTINGS

PANEL

ADDITIONAL FITTINGS

ADAPTER PLATE TO PALLET CONNECTIONS
 

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