Accession Number:

AD0802014

Title:

SATELLITE AUXILIARY POWER SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-08-13

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The general requirements of auxiliary power systems for satellites are presented in this report. The preliminary studies, design approaches, and hardware development of the prime energy equipment and power conversion equipment are discussed. Pictures showing the mechanical configurations and curves illustrating performance characteristics of the equipment are included. The auxiliary power system is formulated, and its flight performance is evaluated. A brief look at future systems such as solar photovoltaic, nuclear, thermoelectric, and high energy batteries is also presented. The ultimate goal of auxiliary power system is not be the limiting factor in the useful life of the satellite vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE