Accession Number : AD0282929

Title :   NEW AND IMPROVED MATERIALS FOR EXPANDABLE STRUCTURES

Corporate Author : GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP AKRON OHIO

Personal Author(s) : MARCO,D.M.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The materials review was divided into two areas: (1) materials for space station and accessories and (2) re-entry materials. The following have been summarized and are presented: (1) The general environmental conditions to which expandable structures materials will be exposed; (2) the general material parameters, the results of literature survey in the areas of textile materials, high-temperature materials, elastomers, and ultraviolet degradation of polymers; and (3) the research review with respect to space station and accessories, and re-entry materials. Also reported are the information obtained from contacts with various organizations and a bibliography of the documents and references used in this program. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EXTRATERRESTRIAL BASES, *REENTRY VEHICLES, *SPACECRAFT, BUTYL RUBBER, COATINGS, COSMIC RAYS, DENSITY, ELASTOMERS, EVAPORATION, FIBERS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, METALS, METEORITES, PENETRATION, POLYMERS, PRESSURE, SOLAR RADIATION, TEXTILES, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, ULTRAVIOLET RESEARCH, VACUUM APPARATUS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE