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Structural Analysis of the Hubble Space Telescope

JAR performed a wide variety of FEA structural analyses in support of the Space Telescope design effort for Perkin Elmer Corp. Analyses included studies of crack growth in the primary mirror due to inclusions in the honeycomb structure, adhesion integrity for various configurations of bonded composite joints, structural analysis of several scientific instrument housings, including the fixed head star trackers, remote sensing units, and the flight support mount focal plane sensor.

In addition, JAR provided exhaustive analyses of the support structures used in the fabrication of the Space Telescope, including the tool ring and the assembly dolly.

Hubble Space Telescope
Participants in Hubble Space Telescope Project


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