Accession Number:

ADA026737

Title:

The Prospero Thermal Control Surfaces Experiment.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

The Prospero Thermal Control Surfaces Experiment was conceived as a method of investigating the behaviour of various thermal control surface materials in a space environment. This Report contains the results of laboratory tests on selected materials, the design and construction of the experiment and the analysis of data obtained from the flight of the Prospero spacecraft. It concludes that, while the experiment was not sensitive enough to measure changes in surface radiation properties accurately, it was possible to identify some surfaces as being satisfactory for use and reject others as being completely unsatisfactory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Thermodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE