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3 – Generic Clamping System Design (Hold Down Clamps)

Name of the system:

Generic Clamping System Design (Hold Down Clamps)

Lead entity within the SAMMBA consortium:

MT Aerospace

Attachment point within the process chain of the Spaceport operator:

The system responsible for clamping the microlauncher for transport and launch purposes

Major benefit [KPI] within the process chain: [cost reduction/processing time reduction/reliability
increase – preferably with quantitative figures]

Increase in compatibility with multiple launchers:  yes

Anticipated R&D vector for the near/mid/long-term:

Near-term: implements the system as standard
Mid-term: updated design for bigger launchers

Modularity granted with the following standards:

The Generic Clamping System doesn’t require special modifications and can be used at any spaceport.

Interoperability granted with the following standards:

IF to launcher, IF to erestion/retraction system
IF to sensors (for launch: clamping needs to “open”)

Systems interfaced:

Launcher, Launch base, AGV, mechanical structures

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