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Large Swing Radius with Mechanical Height Adjustment

In addition to offering the traditional axis of rotation with a large 100” swing radius, this Spacecraft Positioner has synchronized mechanical lifting capability with a single input hand crank. The risers can be raised and lowered with the payload integrated. The design intent of this tool is to position the spacecraft at an ergonomic height for the technicians during assembly, integration and test operations and then provide vertical lifting capability to raise the spacecraft payload and provide swing clearance for ergonomic rotation. This effectively provides technicians access to all sides of the spacecraft during processing. The load capacity of this mechanical ground support equipment is 4,000 lbs considering SFy = 3 and SFu = 5 in addition to a simultaneous dynamic loading condition of 0.5G horizontal (worst case direction) and 1.0G vertical for both stress and stability. The leveling jacks allow the operator to level the Rotation Fixture on uneven floor terrain. The lock rods are rigidly attached between the frame weldment and the rotation axis index plate to eliminate radial backlash.

Large Swing Radius with 10,000 lbs Capacity

This tall swing radius Turnover Fixture has a 104” swing radius and a load capacity of 10,000 lbs considering SFy = 3 and SFu = 5 in addition to a simultaneous dynamic loading condition of 0.5G horizontal (worst case direction) and 1.0G vertical for both stress and stability. The intended use of this mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE)is to handle the heat shields for NASA's Orion spacecraft during processing. The leveling jacks allow the operator to level the Rotation Fixture on uneven floor terrain. Hard nylon wheel casters improve the ergonomic handling of this large Rollover Fixture when transporting over varying floor terrain.