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Atomic Oxygen EffectsAtomic oxygen, which is the most predominant species in low Earth orbit, is highly reactive and can break chemical bonds on the surface of a wide variety of materials leading to volatilization or surface oxidation which can result in failure of spacecraft materials and components. This presentation will give an overview of how atomic oxygen reacts with spacecraft materials, results of space exposure testing of a variety of materials, and examples of failures caused by atomic oxygen.



Document ID
20150000130
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Miller, Sharon K. R. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
January 5, 2015
Publication Date
July 24, 2014
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
GRC-E-DAA-TN16377
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 295670.01.04.35
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Degradation
Earth orbital environments
Oxygen atoms

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