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Flexible radiator thermal vacuum test reportTwo flexible, deployable/retraction radiators were designed and fabricated. The two radiator panels are distinguishable by their mission life design. One panel is designed with a 90 percent probability of withstanding the micrometeoroid environment of a low earth orbit for 30 days. This panel is designated the soft tube radiator after the PFA Teflon tubes which distribute the transport fluid over the panel. The second panel is designed with armored flow tubes to withstand the same micrometeoroid environment for 5 years. It is designated the hard tube radiator after its stainless steel flow tubes. The thermal performance of the radiators was tested under anticipated environmental conditions. The two deployment systems of the radiators were evaluated in a thermal vacuum environment.
Document ID
19840012554
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Oren, J. A. (Vought Corp. Dallas, TX, United States)
Hixon, C. W. (Vought Corp. Dallas, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
October 29, 1982
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-171764
NAS 1.26:171764
REPT-2-32300/IR-03
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-14776
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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