Accession Number:

AD0274162

Title:

EFFECTS OF THE SPACECRAFT ENVIRONMENT ON THERMAL CONTROL MATERIALS CHARACTERISTICS

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LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-03-28

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The importance of thermal radiation characteristics in the thermal design of an orbiting satellite is noted. The various constituents of the spacecraft environment are outlined with their expected effects. Experimental programs in progress at LMSC to investigate these effects are described. Some implications of simultaneous exposure to the total space environment are mentioned. Thermal control material stability information is reviewed information on surfaces is related to four basic surfaces for passive thermal control 1 solar absorber, 2solar reflector, 3 flat absorber, and 4 flat reflector. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE