The Prospero Thermal Control Surfaces Experiment.
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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
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