Accession Number:

AD0749745

Title:

Spacecraft Soyuz 6 and the Welding Process,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-13

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Soyuz 6 was equipped with apparatus for plasma arc, electron beam, and consumable electrode arc welding. The electron-beam method was nearly ideal, while in the high vacuum of deep space 10,000 km, diffusion, cold pressure, and pressure welding may be applicable because of the film-free condition of metal surfaces. Laser beams may be used as energy source. The environment of space may solve many welding problems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE