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Proceedings of the Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference: Executive SummaryAerospace environments are reviewed in reference to spacecraft charging. Modelling, a theoretical scheme which can be used to describe the structure of the sheath around the spacecraft and to calculate the charging currents within, is discussed. Materials characterization is considered for experimental determination of the behavior of typical spacecraft materials when exposed to simulated geomagnetic substorm conditions. Materials development is also examined for controlling and minimizing spacecraft charging or at least for distributing the charge in an equipotential manner, using electrical conductive surfaces for materials exposed to space environment.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Pike, C. P.
(Air Force Geophysics Lab. Hanscom AFB, MA, United States)
Whipple, E. C., Jr.
(Calif. Univ. La Jolla, United States)
Stevens, N. J.
(NASA Lewis Res. Center)
Minges, M. L.
Lehn, W. L.
Bunn, M. H.
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
February 24, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Res. Center Proc. of the Spacecraft Charging Technol. Conf.
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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