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  • RIDESHARE PAYLOAD

    GUIDE

    January 2020

    COPYRIGHT

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    No U.S. Export Controlled Technical Data or Technology.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................... 1

    1.1 Rideshare Payload User’s Guide Purpose ...................................................................................................................... 1

    1.2 Company Description ......................................................................................................................................................... 2

    1.3 Falcon 9 Program ............................................................................................................................................................... 2

    Pricing.................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

    2 PERFORMANCE ................................................................................................................... 3

    Mass Properties .................................................................................................................................................................. 3

    Launch Windows ................................................................................................................................................................. 3

    Separation Attitude and Accuracy ................................................................................................................................... 3

    Separation Rates and Velocity ......................................................................................................................................... 4

    3 ENVIRONMENTS .................................................................................................................. 5

    Transportation Environments........................................................................................................................................... 5

    Cleanroom Environments .................................................................................................................................................. 5

    Flight Environments ........................................................................................................................................................... 5

    3.3.1 Loads .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    3.3.2 Sine Vibration ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    3.3.3 Acoustic ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    3.3.4 Shock .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

    3.3.5 Random Vibration .............................................................................................................................................................................. 9

    3.3.6 Electromagnetic ............................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    3.3.7 Fairing Internal Pressure ................................................................................................................................................................ 14

    3.3.8 Payload Temperature Exposure during Flight ............................................................................................................................ 14

    3.3.9 Free Molecular Heating .................................................................................................................................................................. 15

    3.3.10 Payload Conductive Boundary Temperatures ........................................................................................................................... 15

    3.3.11 Contamination .................................................................................................................................................................................. 16

    Environmental Verification Testing ............................................................................................................................... 16

    4 INTERFACES ...................................................................................................................... 18

    Mechanical Interfaces ...................................................................................................................................................... 18

    4.1.1 Launch Vehicle Coordinate Frame ............................................................................................................................................... 18

    4.1.2 Launch Vehicle Fairing .................................................................................................................................................................... 18

    4.1.3 Payload Coordinate Frame ............................................................................................................................................................ 19

    4.1.4 Mechanical Interface Ring ............................................................................................................................................................. 19

    4.1.5 Payload Available Volume .............................................................................................................................................................. 22

    Electrical Interface ............................................................................................................................................................ 24

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    4.2.1 Connectivity during Payload Processing..................................................................................................................................... 24

    4.2.2 Launch Vehicle-to-Payload Command Interface ....................................................................................................................... 26

    4.2.3 Timing Services ................................................................................................................................................................................ 26

    Interface Compatibility Verification Requirements .................................................................................................... 27

    5 LAUNCH SITE FACILITIES ..............................................................................................28

    Facility Access and Working Hours ............................................................................................................................... 28

    Customer Offices .............................................................................................................................................................. 28

    SpaceX Payload Processing Facility (PPF) .................................................................................................................. 28

    Launch Complex ............................................................................................................................................................... 28

    Launch Countdown Monitoring ...................................................................................................................................... 29

    6 MISSION INTEGRATION AND SERVICES ....................................................................30

    Contracting ......................................................................................................................................................................... 30

    US Export and Import Control Laws .............................................................................................................................. 30

    Mission Management ...................................................................................................................................................... 30

    Program Documentation ................................................................................................................................................. 31

    6.4.1 Interface Control Document (ICD) ...............................................................................