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Review of Deployabletruss Masts for Space Application

LIU  Zhi-Quan, LI  Biao, CHENG  Gang   

  1. (China Academy of Space Technology,Beijing 100094)
  • Received:2010-10-08 Revised:2010-11-24 Online:2011-04-25 Published:2011-04-25

Abstract: Deployabletruss masts for space application are wildly used in the scope of achieving large size, high stiffness spacecraft. The configuration, mechanism and development of several typical space deployable-truss masts were discussed. The characteristics were compared among these diffenent deployable-truss masts. The trends of the deployable-truss masts were presented. The result show that the ADAM type articulated truss, adaptive to the development of large spacecraft, is the main  trend of space development-truss masts. The key technologies of the ADAM type articulated truss for engineering application were analysed.

Key words: Mast, Deployable-truss, Coilable lattice truss, Articulated truss, Spacecraft