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:
|Wing Leading Edge
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.
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).