OAR-901 Satellite Thermal Test
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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The OAR-901 satellite flight is part of the continuing upper atmosphere experimental program. The satellite was tested in a vacuum chamber to establish equilibrium temperatures for three different orientations. Tests were successfully completed for two fixed orientations and with the satellite rotating plus or minus 270 deg at 0.5 rpm. Solar simulation cycling was also performed to simulate earth shadowing. Simulated flight performances were accomplished satisfactorily. All facility equipment functioned satisfactorily throughout the test.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Unmanned Spacecraft