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  • Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

    Rideshare Users Guide

    May 2016

    Space and Missile Systems Center

    Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate (SMC/LE) 483 N. Aviation Blvd.

    El Segundo, California 90245-2808

    DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release.

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    DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release.

    APPROVED BY:

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    CLAIRE E. LEON, SES, DAF Director Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate

    Date Signed

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    JOHN S.R. ANTTONEN, Colonel, USAF Director Advanced Systems and Development Directorate

    Date Signed

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    DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release.

    Contents 1.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................. 6

    1.1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................. 6 1.2 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................................ 6

    1.3 Configuration Control .......................................................................................................................................... 6

    1.4 Definitions ........................................................................................................................................................... 6

    1.5 Reference Documents .......................................................................................................................................... 7

    1.5.1 Air Force Documents ........................................................................................................................................ 7 1.5.2 Department of Defense Documents .................................................................................................................. 7

    1.5.3 Other Documents .............................................................................................................................................. 7

    2.0 ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES ...................................................................................................... 8 2.1 Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California .............................................. 8

    2.2 Advanced Systems Development Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico ....................................... 8

    2.3 Headquarters, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado .................................. 8 2.3.1 Directorate of Plans and Requirements ............................................................................................................. 8

    2.3.2 Directorate of Air, Space, and Cyberspace Operations ..................................................................................... 8

    2.4 Launch Vehicle Contractor .................................................................................................................................. 8

    2.5 Auxiliary Payload Provider .................................................................................................................................. 8

    3.0 RIDESHARE SELECTION PROCESS ............................................................................................................... 9 3.1 Auxiliary Payload Selection and Rideshare Assessment ..................................................................................... 9 3.2 Rideshare Matching Process .............................................................................................................................. 10

    3.3 Flight Opportunity Notice .................................................................................................................................. 10

    3.4 APL Recommendation Plan ............................................................................................................................... 11

    3.5 Leading Edge Integration (LEI) ......................................................................................................................... 11

    3.6 APL Manifesting ................................................................................................................................................ 11

    4.0 RIDESHARE EXECUTION PROCESS .......................................................................................................... 11 4.1 Do-No-Harm ...................................................................................................................................................... 11

    4.2 Rideshare Integration ......................................................................................................................................... 12

    4.3 Integration Meetings and Compliance Reviews................................................................................................. 12

    4.4 Auxiliary Payload Integration Timeline ............................................................................................................. 13

    4.5 Launch Site Integration Support ........................................................................................................................ 15 4.6 Mass Simulator Requirements ........................................................................................................................... 15

    4.8 Facilities and Processing .................................................................................................................................... 16

    4.9 Access to Auxiliary Payloads Timelines ......................................................................................................... 16

    4.10 Payload Battery Charging and Monitoring Restrictions .................................................................................. 16

    4.11 Aborts and Recycles ........................................................................................................................................ 16

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    DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release.

    4.12 Auxiliary Payload Data Requirements ............................................................................................................. 16

    5.0 RIDESHARE STANDARD SERVICE (RSS) CAPABILITIES ...................................................................... 17 5.1 CubeSat Integration (3U or 6U) ......................................................................................................................... 17 5.1.1 Mechanical Interface ....................................................................................................................................... 18

    5.1.2 Electrical Interface .......................................................................................................................................... 18

    5.1.3 Battery Charging ............................................................................................................................................. 18

    5.1.4 Launch Site Processing ................................................................................................................................... 18

    5.1.5 LV Purge ......................................................................................................................................................... 19

    5.1.6 Power to SV after IPS Integration ................................................................................................................... 19 5.1.7 Payload access on LV ..................................................................................................................................... 19

    5.1.8 Separation System ........................................................................................................................................... 19

    5.1.9 Telemetry ........................................................................................................................................................ 19

    5.1.10 SV to LV Integration .................................................................................................................................... 19

    5.2 Aft Bulkhead Carrier (ABC) Integration ........................................................................................................... 19

    5.2.1 Mechanical Interface ....................................................................................................................................... 20 5.2.2 Electrical Interface .......................................................................................................................................... 20

    5.2.3 Battery charging .............................................................................................................................................. 20

    5.2.4 Launch Site Processing ................................................................................................................................... 20

    5.2.5 LV Purge ......................................................................................................................................................... 21

    5.2.6 Power to SV after IPS Integration ..........................................................................................