Accession Number : AD0682123

Title :   FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A SPACE ENVIRONMENT SIMULATOR CAPABLE OF DUPLICATING AN ACCURATE SPACE VEHICLE TEMPERATURE HISTORY,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Elizalde,J. C. ; Iida,H. T. ; Hartung,R. O.

Report Date : 30 AUG 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A study of the feasibility of constructing a space environment simulator was made. This facility would supplement the already existing methods for the development of future space vehicles. Means for simulating the low pressures of space and the resultant cold heat sink are discussed, as well as solar, albedo and thermal radiation heat sources, orientation mechanisms, and time and cost estimates. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE SIMULATION CHAMBERS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), TEMPERATURE, ACCURACY, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, HEAT SINKS, SOLAR RADIATION, THERMAL RADIATION, SOURCES, COSTS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE