Cornerstone Research Group (CRG) proposes the development of a modular palletizing system to facilitate automated transport, placement, and exchange of mission payloads in space. CRG will demonstrate a mechanically robust, self-aligning, and electrically isolating payload module connector system capable of supporting integrated electrical and communication connections. The proposed approach can be expanded to later include other types of integrated connections. This state-of-the-art palletizing system, will facilitate self-aligning and reversible mounting of both pallet decking onto backbone structures (e.g. trusses) and multiple payloads onto the pallet. This unique joining system provides NASA with a reliable, scalable structural assembly capability that can be used with autonomous systems. Leveraging CRG’s prior development work on shape memory polymer fastening systems and actuators, the proposed R&D herein will provide NASA with a multifunctional joining system with technology readiness level (TRL) of 5 at the conclusion of the Phase II effort.