Invocon on STS-126

November 14, 2008 - November 30, 2008

Space Shuttle Endeavor

This was the thirtieth flight of Invocon hardware on the Space Shuttle. During STS-126 mission, the Endeavor crew completed four spacewalks to perform maintenance on the ISS along with installing new external equipment.

Below is a list of the IVC systems that are present on Endeavor 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 eleventh flight of the EWB MicroTAU system, a high-speed data acquisition network for dynamic acceleration sensing and recording. On STS-126, 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.