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Number: 244/158.3
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Inflated
Description: Subject matter in which the spacecraft is constructed to be placed in orbit about the celestial body and to be expanded after launch by introduction of a gas into an interior portion of the spacecraft.










Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8579235 Technique for de-orbiting small debris from the near-earth space environment Nov. 12, 2013
8469314 Technique for de-orbiting small debris from the near-earth space environment Jun. 25, 2013
8366051 Air barrier for use with an expandable structure Feb. 5, 2013
8366052 Detachable inflation system for air vehicles Feb. 5, 2013
8266866 Method and apparatus for an inflatable shell Sep. 18, 2012
8186625 Flexible vessel May. 29, 2012
8122646 Method and apparatus for an inflatable shell Feb. 28, 2012
8070105 Inflatable nested toroid structure Dec. 6, 2011
7840387 System and method of designing a load bearing layer that interfaces to a structural pass-through of an inflatable vessel Nov. 23, 2010
7740203 Control device for deployment of inflatable structures Jun. 22, 2010
7709729 Thin film solar cell inflatable ultraviolet rigidizable deployment hinge May. 4, 2010
7614586 Method of traveling to Earth's orbit using lighter than air vehicles Nov. 10, 2009
7469864 Method for assemblying and landing a habitable structure on an extraterrestrial body Dec. 30, 2008
7377783 Modular human habitat simulator May. 27, 2008
7309049 Orbital debris shield Dec. 18, 2007
7295884 System and method of designing a load bearing layer of an inflatable vessel Nov. 13, 2007
7100874 Flexible structural restraint layer for use with an inflatable modular structure Sep. 5, 2006
7093804 Foldable and deployable assembly of elements mounted on board a spacecraft Aug. 22, 2006
6974109 Apparatus for sealing and restraining the flexible pressure boundary of an inflatable spacecraft Dec. 13, 2005
6938858 Spacecraft window assembly Sep. 6, 2005
6786456 Deployable inflatable boom and methods for packaging and deploying a deployable inflatable boom Sep. 7, 2004
6726153 Photon momentum transfer plane for asteroid, meteoroid, and comet orbit shaping Apr. 27, 2004
6607166 Inflatable flying body for the rescue descent of a person Aug. 19, 2003
6568640 Inflatable satellite design May. 27, 2003
6547189 Inflatable vessel and method Apr. 15, 2003
6536712 Inflatable satellite Mar. 25, 2003
6511022 Spacecraft solar panel spherical trickle charger Jan. 28, 2003
6439508 Inflatable habitation volumes in space Aug. 27, 2002
6293500 Integrated translation tube assembly for a space module Sep. 25, 2001
6231010 Advanced structural and inflatable hybrid spacecraft module May. 15, 2001
5641135 Inflatable torus and collapsible hinged disc spacecraft designs for satellite communication system Jun. 24, 1997
5044579 Inflatable foldable structure and method of manufacturing foldable structures Sep. 3, 1991
4880186 Prefabricated space station Nov. 14, 1989
4730797 Inflatable core orbital construction method and space station Mar. 15, 1988
4166597 Stowable and inflatable vehicle Sep. 4, 1979











 
 
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