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Number: 244/172.9
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > With solar panel > Having launch hold down means
Description: Subject matter including structure to hold the solar panel securely to the spacecraft during launch, which structure is not required when the solar panel is in use.










Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7861976 Latching separation system Jan. 4, 2011
7709729 Thin film solar cell inflatable ultraviolet rigidizable deployment hinge May. 4, 2010
7410129 Stacking tie-rod release device for a deployable structure Aug. 12, 2008
7407137 Dual voltage integrated power and attitude control system and method Aug. 5, 2008
7278612 Swaged cable deployment in space Oct. 9, 2007
6311930 Anti-friction release device Nov. 6, 2001
6119984 Low shock anti-friction release device Sep. 19, 2000
6047928 Friction clamp restraint mechanism for springback reflectors Apr. 11, 2000
5996940 Apparatus and method for combined redundant deployment and launch locking of deployable satellite appendages Dec. 7, 1999
5810296 Integrated restraint/release/deployment initiation device Sep. 22, 1998
5286150 Tie down device Feb. 15, 1994
5098042 System for maintaining a set of deployable elements in a folded position on a spacecraft Mar. 24, 1992
4936367 System for securing an articulated assembly of elements on a spacecraft Jun. 26, 1990
4779826 Mounting device for spacecraft Oct. 25, 1988
4725025 Deployment system Feb. 16, 1988
4641798 System for retaining or releasing spacecraft solar panels Feb. 10, 1987
4641985 Temporary edge to edge securement in space of two parts Feb. 10, 1987
4529154 Device for derivation of temporary force for maintaining a displayable appendix in its stored position on a space vehicle Jul. 16, 1985
4491446 Hold-down apparatus for unfoldable functional elements Jan. 1, 1985
4491289 Multiple locking device insensitive to thermal variations especially applicable to space vehicles Jan. 1, 1985
4426053 Mechanical release device for example for satellite Jan. 17, 1984
4419033 System for releasably securing movable support elements on space vehicles Dec. 6, 1983
4347023 Hold down support system Aug. 31, 1982











 
 
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