& Mechanical Components Branch |
Glenn Research Center | National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Several NASA missions have suffered anomalies or failures due to problems in
applying space mechanisms technology to specific projects. Research shows
that engineers often lack either adequate knowledge of mechanism design or
sufficient understanding of how mechanisms affect sensitive systems. The
Space Mechanisms Project conducted a Lessons Learned study and published a Space
Mechanisms Handbook to help space industry engineers avoid recurring design,
qualification, and application problems.
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Curator & responsible official: Fred.B.Oswald_AT_nasa.gov.
Last modified 21 May 2012