NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
LDEF Materials Results for Spacecraft ApplicationsThese proceedings describe the application of LDEF data to spacecraft and payload design, and emphasize where space environmental effects on materials research and development is needed as defined by LDEF data. The LDEF six years of exposure of materials has proven to be by far the most comprehensive source of information ever obtained on the long-term performance of materials in the space environment. The conference provided a forum for materials scientists and engineers to review and critically assess the LDEF results from the standpoint of their relevance, significance, and impact on spacecraft design practice. The impact of the LDEF findings on materials selection and qualification, and the needs and plans for further study, were addressed from several perspectives. Many timely and needed changes and modifications in external spacecraft materials selection have occurred as a result of LDEF investigations.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Whitaker, Ann F.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Gregory, John
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1993
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.55:3257
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
No Preview Available