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Atomic Oxygen Interactions and the Design of MISSE-9 and MISSE-10 ExperimentsSpacecraft in low Earth orbit (LEO) are subjected to harsh environmental conditions, including radiation (cosmic rays, ultraviolet, x-ray, and charged particle radiation), micrometeoroids and orbital debris, temperature extremes, thermal cycling, and atomic oxygen (AO). These environmental exposures can result in erosion, embrittlement and optical property degradation, threatening spacecraft performance and durability. While all of these environmental exposures can cause degradation to spacecraft components, AO is a particularly serious structural, thermal, and optical threat, to exterior oxidizable spacecraft components.
Document ID
20180007406
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
de Groh, Kim K. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Banks, Bruce A. (Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
November 1, 2018
Publication Date
July 24, 2018
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
GRC-E-DAA-TN58318
Meeting Information
International Space Station Research & Development Conference (ISSRDC)(San Francisco, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNC12BA01B
WBS: WBS 291647.01.22
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Atomic Oxygen
space radiation
Flight Experiment
Environmental Durability

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