Accession Number:

ADA101569

Title:

P78-2 Engineering Overview.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA SPACE SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-05-29

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Data from the P78-2 spacecraft are being used in verifying and validating analytical tools being developed for the design of spacecraft, such as NASCAP, for updating Military Standard 1541, for investigation of materials contamination, and for a study of the physics of charging. The analysis of this data has already resulted in changes in laboratory testing procedures, in a better understanding of some properties of materials exposed to the space environment, and in some insight into the EMI caused by discharges on spacecraft in a plasma environment. Some examples of early results from the engineering experiments are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Astronautics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE