Aerospace Structures | Design, Test, and Materials
LoadPath specializes in the development and delivery of advanced engineered products and services, particularly those critical to the launch vehicle and satellite community. We provide design, analysis, testing, and fabrication of aerospace structural systems and components within the company’s five core competencies; structural design, thermal management, composite fabrication, deployable structures , and structural testing.
Our highly technical engineering staff has extensive experience in the design and evaluation of multiple payload adapters, deployable payloads, CubeSat components and launch accommodations, reconfigurable thermal control subsystems, missile structures, and reentry vehicles throughout the complete concept-to-flight development cycle. Our exceptional experimental capabilities range from material characterization through full-scale structural testing. All aspects of our product and services development and delivery are controlled by an AS9100C certified quality management system.
LoadPath Presents Deployable Structure Dr. Joseph Footdale presented work described in the paper titled “Mechanism Design and Testing of a Self-Deploying Structure Using Flexible Composite Tape Springs” at the 42nd Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium in Baltimore, Md.
ORS-4 Hardware Delivery
LoadPath shipped the ORS-4 LEO-46 Rocket Motor shipping configuration hardware. The shipping configuration will support the ORS-4 Mission transportation pathfinder being held at Travis AFB in June 2014. Successful completion of the pathfinder will allow the project to move forward to the next phase: Launch integration support. More
Deployable Boom Testing Completed
LoadPath completed testing in support of the Deployable Space Systems (DSS) dual-column, flexible blanket solar array known as the Roll Out Solar Arrays (ROSA). The testing included compressive, bending and combined loads on two flexible composite laminate slit-tube prototypes previously delivered to DSS by LoadPath. Test data provided critical data to DSS and demonstrated the capabilities and manufacturing processes of these unique slit-tubes. More