Accession Number : ADA266026


Title :   Lessons Learned from the Long Duration Exposure Facility


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Stuckey, Wayne K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266026.pdf


Report Date : 15 Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : The Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) was launched by the space shuttle in April 1984 and recovered in January 1990. There were 57 experiments containing over 10,000 specimens to test the effects of the space environment on materials, components, and systems. Originally planned for one year, the exposure actually lasted almost six years. While many LDEF investigations are continuing, results to date have given valuable information on long-term performance in orbit. Results from the LDEF investigators and the Special Investigation Groups are briefly summarized along with potential benefits from LDEF for future missions.... Space environmental effects, Materials, Long duration, Exposure facility


Descriptors :   *SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , TEST AND EVALUATION , ORBITS , ENVIRONMENTS , MATERIALS , FACILITIES , MISSIONS , SPACE SHUTTLES , BENEFITS


Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE