Accession Number : AD0696468

Title :   HEATPIPES AND VAPOUR CHAMBERS FOR SATELLITE THERMAL BALANCE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Savage,C. J.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Heatpipes and vapour chambers, employing the principles of vapour heat transport, may be constructed with thermal conductances far higher than a solid metal structure with similar dimensions. This report describes the operation of these devices, and obtains quantitative estimates of the performance to be expected from them. It then discusses some of the ways in which they may be used to assist satellite thermal control. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITES(ARTIFICIAL), *HEAT EXCHANGERS), SOLAR RADIATION, THERMAL RADIATION, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, HEAT FLUX, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE