A SOLAR CELL AND HEATER SYSTEM TO REDUCE THE TEMPERATURE VARIATION OF UNITS IN A SPACECRAFT
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM) FARNBOROUGH United Kingdom
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A simple semi-active system is described which will improve the thermal performance of some spacecraft employing an otherwise passive system of thermal control. This involves the use of a small array of solar cells to provide power to a resistor in a unit which may otherwise run too cold in some attitudes.