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Mass Support Rig
Hardware Type
Space Suit Equipment

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A mass-support rig was designed and attached to the MKIII suit Primary Life Support System (PLSS) mockup during portions of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) testing. The structure was reconfigurable: weights could be moved to different locations to achieve a desired suit mass and/or center of gravity (CG). The mass of the mass-support rig was about 29.5 kg (65 lb) and each weight set (one on each arm of the support structure) was 30.6 kg (67.5 lb).

Versions of this Hardware
+ Version Used During Extravehicular Activity Experiments