Accession Number : AD0692353

Title :   SPACE MATERIALS HANDBOOK. THIRD EDITION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 67-Jun 68,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CALIF MATERIALS SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Rittenhouse,John R. ; Singletary,John B.

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 739

Abstract : The edition is the result of an extensive revision and reworking of the second edition of the Space Materials Handbook along with the incorporation of entirely new subject matter coverage and new materials data. All of the most significant material, phenomena, properties, and principles covered in the original Handbook are presented and expanded in this revised and updated version. However, treatment of theoretical aspects has been condensed in order that more emphasis could be placed on the extensive new materials knowledge and data obtained from the design and successful launching of a wide variety of space systems. The handbook is organized into four parts, namely: space environment, effect of space environment on materials, materials in space, and biological interaction with spacecraft materials. Information on mechanical, physical, and chemical properties and characteristics is given for a wide variety of metallic and nonmetallic materials. The effects of natural and induced environments on materials are appraised. Materials categories include coverage of thermal control materials, optical materials, adhesives, organic structural materials, inorganic structural materials, electronic components and materials, materials for sealing applications, and lubrication materials. In addition, a comprehensive multiple citation index is incorporated which gives ready access to information on specific subject areas with regard to their locations within the Handbook. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MATERIALS, *SPACE ENVIRONMENTS), (*HANDBOOKS, MATERIALS), (*SPACECRAFT, MATERIALS), THERMAL INSULATION, OPTICAL MATERIALS, LUBRICANTS, ADHESIVES, SEALING COMPOUNDS, ORGANIC MATERIALS, ANTENNAS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, CERAMIC MATERIALS, METALS, TOXICITY, DEGRADATION, STERILIZATION, PLASTICS, PENETRATION, DAMAGE, RADIATION EFFECTS

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Metallurgy and Metallography
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE