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:
|Wing Leading Edge
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.
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).