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Spacecraft Impact & Hazards Analysis

We provide a variety of testing and analysis capabilities to support the government and the commercial space industry. Under NASA sponsorship, SwRI developed the Inhibited Shaped Charge Launcher (ISCL), a unique facility that launches aluminum projectiles with masses between 0.3 and 1.5 grams to velocities of more than 11 km/s. This system simulates orbital debris impact conditions on the Space Station and has been used to test and qualify numerous shield designs.

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