Accession Number:

AD0688907

Title:

MASS SPECTROMETER ANALYSIS AND TENSILE TESTING OF IRRADIATED MATERIALS FOR SATELLITE APPLICATIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Three types of sheet plastic material and a quantity of sealant, intended for use in satellites, were given an overdose of gamma irradiation while under vacuum. The quantity of outgassing was measured and the gas composition analysed using a mass spectrometer. The tensile strength of the plastic materials was also tested both before and after irradiation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE