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Results from the cascaded variable conductance heatpipe experiment on LDEFA Variable Conductance Heat Pipe Experiment (CVCHPE) was successfully flown onboard the LDEF and demonstrated temperature control better than +/- 0.3 C during 50 days of on-orbit data collection in a widely varying external environment. The experiment used two series connected, dry reservoir variable conductance heat pipes which require no electrical power for operation. The heat pipes used a central artery design with ammonia working fluid and nitrogen control gas.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Grote, Michael G.
(McDonnell-Douglas Electronics Co. Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Langley Research Center, First LDEF Post-Retrieval Symposium Abstracts
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Heat Transfer
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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