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LDEF materials results for spacecraft applications executive summary : proceedings of a conference ... held in Huntsville, Alabama, October 27-28

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Marshall Space Flight Center, National Technical Information Service, distributor in MSFC, Ala, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Aerospace environments.,
  • Conferences.,
  • Environment effects.,
  • Long duration exposure facility.,
  • Materials tests.,
  • Spacecraft construction materials.,
  • Spacecraft design.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Ann F. Whitaker and John Gregory.
SeriesNASA conference publication -- 3261.
ContributionsWhitaker, Ann F., Gregory, John., George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17684204M

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LDEF materials results for spacecraft applications: proceedings of a conference sponsored by the National Aeoronautics and Space Administration, Washington D.C. . [Ann F Whitaker; John Gregory; United States. Materials for Spacecraft. Miria M. Finckenor1. NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama. Introduction. The general knowledge in this chapter is intended for a broad variety of spacecraft: manned or unmanned, low Earth to geosynchronous orbit, cis-lunar, lunar, planetary, or deep space exploration. The objective of this book is to assist scientists and engineers select the ideal material or manufacturing process for particular applications; these could cover a wide range of fields, from light-weight structures to electronic hardware. The book will help in problem solving as it also presents more than case studies and failure investigations from the space sector that can, . A very useful book to have available when developing and testing spacecraft equipment.” (Dr. Jenny Kingston, The Aeronautical Journal, October, ) “I strongly recommend Dunn’s book as a resource for all working in spacecraft materials and assembly and other related fields.

Degradation of spacecraft materials in the space environment Article (PDF Available) in MRS Bulletin 35(1) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Design and structure. The LDEF structure shape was a 12 sided prism (to fit the shuttle orbiter payload bay), and made entirely from stainless steel. There were 5 or 6 experiments on each of the 12 long sides and a few more on the ends. It was designed to fly with one end facing earth and the other away from : Space Shuttle Challenger, STSC. durability of various materials and components in space have been conducted since the early s, including 57 experiments on the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF), which was retrieved in after spending 69 months in LEO (de Groh et al., ). The ISS provides an ideal platform for long‑term space environment. The NASA Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) was launchd by the Space Shuttle to transport various science and technology experiments both to and from space, providing investigators with the opportunity to study the effects of the space environment on materials and systems used in space-flight applications. Preliminary results to be.

  Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) The Long Duration Exposure Facility was placed in low-Earth orbit (LEO) by the space shuttle Challenger in April, , and retrieved by the space shuttle Columbia in January, LDEF was a faced (i.e., a sided cylinder and two ends), gravity-stabilized spacecraft that was host to 57 individual scientific experiments. FINDINGS AND PRIORITIZED RECOMMENDATIONS NASA has potentially important roles to play in the creation, enhancement, and application of structures and materials technology for small spacecraft, both in its traditional capacity as an agency for frontier. generic enaineerina-science research ~, O. The degree to which the space environment degrades or damages materials depends upon the unique conditions of an individual spacecraft environment and the susceptibility of the material . The NASA Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) was launched by the Space Shuttle to transport various science and technology experiments both to and from space, providing investigators with the opportunity to study the effects of the space environment on materials and systems used in space-flight applications. Preliminary results to be.