Space Station Freedom Requirements for Structural Safety, Reliability and Verification

by Alden C. Mackey, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Cent, United States,
Curtis E. Larsen, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Cent, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


The Space Station Freedom (SSF) is a large, manned vehicle that will be designed to remain in Space for 30 years. The SSF Program has established extensive safety, reliability and verification requirements to ensure the integrity of the SSF structure during its lifetime. These requirements are detailed in SSF specification documentation and are imposed on all elements of the SSF structure. This paper presents a review of the requirements, analyses, and testing procedures which must be implemented in the design and development process.

Subject Headings: Space stations | Structural safety | Structural reliability | Space structures | Verification | Structural models | Vehicles | Reviews

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