Invocon on STS-124

May 31, 2008 - June 14, 2008

Space Shuttle Discovery

This was the twenty-ninth flight of Invocon hardware on the Space Shuttle. During STS-124 mission, the Discovery crew will be attaching the Japanese Kibo Module to the International Space Station along with doing some station repairs.

Below is a list of the IVC systems that are present on Discovery during the mission:

44 EWB MicroTAU™ Wing Leading Edge
1 MicroSGU™ Aft Section

Enhanced Wide-Band Micro-Miniature Tri-axial Accelerometer Unit

This is the tenth flight of the EWB MicroTAU system, a high-speed data acquisition network for dynamic acceleration sensing and recording. On STS-124, 44 units are being used to detect, locate, and characterize impacts on the RCC panels on the wing leading edge.

Click here for more information about the EWB-MicroTAU system.

Micro-Miniature Strain Gauge Unit

One Invocon MicroSGU™ sensor is installed in the engine compartment to measure the stresses imparted to the trunnion arms on the Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs).

Click here for more information about the MicroSGU system.