The Space Shuttle Endeavor carried the CR10 and CR9000 dataloggers into orbit as part of the NASA-funded, Utah State University-produced Joint Damping Experiment. The experiment measured the influence of gravity on structural damping with the goal of better understanding the behavior of structures in space. The CR10 controlled the experiment, while the CR9000 measured acceleration of the system in the x, y, and z axes, and the response of structural joints to a "twang" from a solenoid. The experiment was GAS payload on STS-69.

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Case Study Summary


Measuring the acceleration of components of a structure in space



Products Used

CR10  CR9000 


Dr. Steve Folkman, Utah State University

Participating Organizations

National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), Utah State University (USU)

Measured Parameters

Acceleration in 3 axes

Controlled Devices