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Long-Lived Glass Mirrors For Outer SpacePaper summarizes available knowledge about glass mirrors for use in outer space. Strengths and weaknesses of various types of first and second reflective surfaces identified. Second-surface glass mirrors used in outer space designed to different criteria more stringent for terrestrial mirrors. Protons, electrons, cosmic rays, meteorites, and orbiting space debris affect longevities of components. Contamination also factor in space.
Document ID
19880000231
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Bouquet, Frank L. (Caltech)
Maag, Carl R. (Caltech)
Heggen, Philip M. (Energy General)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 12
Issue: 4
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
NPO-17047
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.