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spacecraft bus


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A framework of a spacecraft's structure. The bus provides stability for modules sensitive to lift-off strain and vibrations, and houses instruments and equipment, including gyroscopes, cables, and plumbing. It also has attachment points for antennae, booms, and other components; and there are points for holding and moving the spacecraft during construction, testing, transporting, and launch.

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