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Temperature control of the Mariner class spacecraft - A seven mission summary.Mariner spacecraft have completed five missions of scientific investigation of the planets. Two additional missions are planned. A description of the thermal design of these seven spacecraft is given herein. The factors which have influenced the thermal design include the mission requirements and constraints, the flight environment, certain programmatic considerations and the experience gained as each mission is completed. These factors are reviewed and the impact of each on thermal design and developmental techniques is assessed. It is concluded that the flight success of these spacecraft indicates that adequate temperature control has been obtained, but that improvements in design data, hardware performance and analytical techniques are needed.
Document ID
19730051581
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Dumas, L. N. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Temperature Control and Radiation Section, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1973
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 73-769
Meeting Information
Thermophysics Conference(Palm Springs, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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