Spacelab Pallet (SLP) STS Hardware Components for STS-123


Spacelab Pallet Structural Verification


Orbital ATK (previously Orbital Sciences Corp.) for NASA Goddard

PEI Responsibilities:

Stress analysis of SLP Primary Structure:

  • Primary, Stabilizer, and Keel Trunnions
  • Primary Trunnion Bolt (bolted joint analysis with new bolt material)
  • Keel Fitting Fail-Safe and Fracture Analysis
  • Analysis of standard Hard Points 1-24, SPDM Attachment Pallet Hardware (SAPH) Interface
  • Analysis of Frame 1 Hard Points (OTP, THA, FRGF AND PDGF interfaces) including fracture assessment
  • Panel ding and dent analysis

Secondary Structure verification and attachments to SLP:

  • ECOM, WIF, and EVA Handrail Adapter Plate