Accession Number:

AD0813123

Title:

PROGRAM ROE (REFLECTOR ORBITAL EXPERIMENT). PART V. INVESTIGATION OF TEST PROGRAMS FOR SOLAR COLLECTOR MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Oct 63-Aug 64.

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

335.0

Abstract:

The ROE 1 task was preliminary design of an orbital vehicle and system for simultaneously testing in space two types of reduced-scale 10-ft-diameter solar reflectors. Subsequently, the nature of this task was changed to ROE 1A1C, a group of heterogeneous studies pertaining to the design and orbital testing of a full-scale 45- to 60-ft-diameter solar reflector for a solar-dynamic power system. The tasks pertaining to the materials required for the solar reflector are described in this volume. Initial laboratory evaluations and unsophisticated flight tests employing recoverable payloads were planned and conducted. At the same time, detailed analyses were made of the requirements for the ground laboratory and on-orbit flight tests to develop and qualify materials for the full-scale reflector. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE