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Offline octavo

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Airlock satellite deployment
« on: 08/06/2017 06:54 AM »
Gongora's recent post to the CRS-12 updates thread got me wondering about how the ISS satellite delivery system works.

Is the anyone here with some technical detail?
How does the system actually deploy the satellite?
Does the deployment system impart delta-v to the satellite?
Does the iss have to maneuver before /after deployment?
Are there any special ops the iss has to do for these deployments?
Are the satellites allowed to have propellant onboard? (sounds dangerous) How do they maneuver otherwise?

Sorry, lots of questions, but I really I'd be happy with anything you guys know.

Offline TrevorMonty

Re: Airlock satellite deployment
« Reply #1 on: 08/06/2017 03:55 PM »
Gongora's recent post to the CRS-12 updates thread got me wondering about how the ISS satellite delivery system works.

Is the anyone here with some technical detail?
How does the system actually deploy the satellite?
Does the deployment system impart delta-v to the satellite?
Does the iss have to maneuver before /after deployment?
Are there any special ops the iss has to do for these deployments?
Are the satellites allowed to have propellant onboard? (sounds dangerous) How do they maneuver otherwise?

Sorry, lots of questions, but I really I'd be happy with anything you guys know.
Check Nanoracks website.

Offline Danderman

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Re: Airlock satellite deployment
« Reply #2 on: 08/07/2017 03:15 AM »
http://nanoracks.com/wp-content/uploads/NanoRacks-CubeSat-Interface-Control-Document-CubeSat-Guide.pdf

There is a requirement for the deployer arm to be at a certain attitude in relation to ISS itself, to avoid recontact.

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