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Environmental interactions of the Space Station Freedom electric power systemThe Space Station Freedom operates in a low earth orbit (LEO) environment. Such operation results in different potential interactions with the Space Station systems including the Electric Power System (EPS). These potential interactions result in environmental effects which include neutral species effects such as atomic oxygen erosion, effects of micrometeoroid and orbital debris impacts, plasma effects, ionizing radiation, and induced contamination degradation effects. The EPS design and its interactions with the LEO environment are briefly described and the results of analyses and testing programs planned and performed thus far to resolve environmental concerns related to the EPS and its function in LEO environment.
Document ID
19910014912
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Nahra, Henry K. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH., United States)
Lu, Cheng-Yi (Rockwell International Corp. Canoga Park, CA., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-104373
E-6177
NAS 1.15:104373
Meeting Information
European Space Power Conference(Florence)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 474-12-10
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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