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Interactions between spacecraft motions and the atmospheric cloud physics laboratory experimentsIn evaluating the effects of spacecraft motions on atmospheric cloud physics laboratory (ACPL) experimentation, the motions of concern are those which will result in the movement of the fluid or cloud particles within the experiment chambers. Of the various vehicle motions and residual forces which can and will occur, three types appear most likely to damage the experimental results: non-steady rotations through a large angle, long-duration accelerations in a constant direction, and vibrations. During the ACPL ice crystal growth experiments, the crystals are suspended near the end of a long fiber (20 cm long by 200 micron diameter) of glass or similar material. Small vibrations of the supported end of the fiber could cause extensive motions of the ice crystal, if care is not taken to avoid this problem.
Document ID
19820004241
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Anderson, B. J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: Spacecraft Dyn. as Related to Lab. Expt. in Space
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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