MAINTENANCE IN A WEIGHTLESS ENVIRONMENT.
AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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Design criteria evolved through tests in simulated zero-g environments enabled the development of techniques, equipment, and tools for space maintenance and the study of mans work ability under weightless conditions. Evaluations of the test data are encouraging in the prediction of a practical space maintenance capability. However, because of the combined effects of extended time in space, the spacecraft performance in flight, and the space environment, conclusions based on laboratory tests must be verified by experimentation on test beds designed for extended space operations. Refinements to the prototype techniques, equipment, and tools are certainly anticipated after the evaluation of these in -space tests.
- Unmanned Spacecraft