Accession Number : AD0282601

Title :   EVALUATION OF MATERIALS FOR SPACECRAFT APPLICATIONS

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : CLAUSS,F.J.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Research is described on the effects of space conditions on material behavior. The following particular areas of research are discussed: (1) friction and wear of gears, bearings, and electrical contacts under high vacuum; (2) stability of temperature-control surfaces and thin films of organic polymers under ultraviolet radiation and high vacuum; and (3) stability of organic adhesives under high-energy radiation and high vacuum. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, ADHESIVES, BEARINGS, DIELECTRICS, ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, EVAPORATION, FRICTION, GASKETS, GEARS, MATERIALS, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, POLYMERS, PROPELLANTS, RADIATION EFFECTS, SUBLIMATION, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, THIN FILMS (STORAGE DEVICES), ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, VACUUM APPARATUS, WELDING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE