Fluid Couplings for Spacecraft Servicing, Preparation of Specification for, Metric
|Publication Date:||1 June 1993|
This SAE Metric Aerospace Recommended Practice (MAP) establishes the requirements for preparing a specification for fluid couplings for spacecraft servicing. The objective of this document is to provide design, development, verification, storage, and delivery requirement guidelines for the preparation of specifications for fluid couplings and the ancillary hardware for use with serviceable spacecraft designed for use in the space environment. The couplings shall be capable of resupplying storable propellants, cryogenic liquids, and gases to a variety of spacecrafts.
The couplings shall be classified as follows:
a. Type I: Tanker half
b. Type II: Spacecraft half
The Type I coupling shall be attached to the supply tanker. This
half shall contain the majority of the seals and
The Type II coupling shall be attached to the spacecraft. This
half shall contain fewer seals and less mechanical/electrica
The couplings shall be classified by usage such as robotic, automated, and manual.
This recommended practice is intended to be used primarily as a guide in preparing the technical requirement sections of a performance or procurement specification for fluid couplings... View More
This recommended practice is intended to be used primarily as a guide in preparing the technical requirement sections of a performance or procurement specification for fluid couplings for spacecraft servicing.View Less