Accession Number : AD0813123

Title :   PROGRAM ROE (REFLECTOR ORBITAL EXPERIMENT). PART V. INVESTIGATION OF TEST PROGRAMS FOR SOLAR COLLECTOR MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Oct 63-Aug 64.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 335

Abstract : The ROE 1 task was preliminary design of an orbital vehicle and system for simultaneously testing in space two types of reduced-scale (10-ft-diameter) solar reflectors. Subsequently, the nature of this task was changed to ROE 1A/1C, a group of heterogeneous studies pertaining to the design and orbital testing of a full-scale (45- to 60-ft-diameter) solar reflector for a solar-dynamic power system. The tasks pertaining to the materials required for the solar reflector are described in this volume. Initial laboratory evaluations and unsophisticated flight tests employing recoverable payloads were planned and conducted. At the same time, detailed analyses were made of the requirements for the ground laboratory and on-orbit flight tests to develop and qualify materials for the full-scale reflector. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REFLECTORS, POWER SUPPLIES), (*SOLAR COLLECTORS, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ORBITS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, SOLAR RADIATION, COSMIC RAYS, AURORAE, SOLAR FLARES, PROTONS, VACUUM, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, PAYLOAD, THERMAL RADIATION, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, SOLAR PANELS, GEOMAGNETISM, MATERIALS, ENERGY CONVERSION.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE