THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF WIRE INSULATIONS FOR USE IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF OUTER SPACE.
RAYCHEM CORP REDWOOD CITY CALIF
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The parameters which define an acceptable space insulation are complex. For outer space applications it is not possible merely to test the ordinary chemical, physical, and electrical properties of a material. Special attention must be directed to measurements of those unique features which determine the compatibility of a material with the environment of outer space. Thus, such things as weight loss, weight loss rate, radiation resistance, gross weight, and condensables are properties which must be tested in a simulated space environment to predict accurately an insulated wires effectiveness in outer space. No electrical insulating material had been specially designed to operate under these unique conditions. The development of Novathene was undertaken to fill this void. Author
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