Accession Number : AD0663418

Title :   MATERIALS FOR SPACE CABINS: THE FIRE HAZARD AND ATMOSPHERE CONTAMINANT CONTROL PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Apr 66-Feb 67,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Epstein,George ; Westlake,Edward F. , Jr

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The report discusses the flammability and atmospheric contaminant hazards associated with the use of plastics and other nonmetallic materials in manned spacecraft cabins. Outgassing characteristics and mechanisms of typical materials are described. Flammability and combustion rates are discussed as highly important materials selection factors. An approach is presented for minimizing the hazards through judicious selection and batch control of cabin materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACECRAFT CABINS, MATERIALS), (*FIRE SAFETY, SPACECRAFT CABINS), CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, CONTAMINATION, PLASTICS, FLAMMABILITY, BURNING RATE, HAZARDS, SELECTION

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE