Extremely compact, deployable, lightweight composite booms are being developed now for future deep space small spacecraft missions.
NASA is currently investing in the development of a new class of advanced deployable shell-based composite booms to support future deep space small satellite missions. These new concepts are being designed to meet the unique requirements of small satellites. These requirements include: packageable in very small volumes, testable on the ground under one gravity, inexpensive to manufacture, scalable for use as elements of hierarchical structures (e.g. trusses), capable of being stored for long periods without significant distortions in deployed shape, have high deployment reliability, and have controlled deployment behavior and predictable deployed dynamics.
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