Accession Number : ADA288682

Title :   Spacecraft Materials Studies on The Aerospace Corporation Tray on EOIM-III.

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Stuckey, W. K. ; Hemminger, C. S. ; Steckel, G. L. ; Hills, M. M. ; Hilton, M. R.

PDF Url : ADA288682

Report Date : 15 AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A passive tray was flown on the Effects of Oxygen Interaction with Materials experiment on STS-46 (EOIM-III) with 82 samples from The Aerospace Corporation. A variety of advanced materials related to potential uses on future spacecraft were included for evaluation representing optical coatings, lubricants, polymers, composites, carbon-carbon composite protective coatings, graphite protective coatings, thermal-control materials, and some samples of current materials. An overview of the available results from the investigations of these materials is presented.

Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *PROTECTIVE COATINGS, *OPTICAL COATINGS, *LUBRICANTS, SURFACE ANALYSIS, CORROSION, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, POLYMERS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, ZINC SULFIDES, GRAPHITE, METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, CARBIDES, OXYGEN, CARBON CARBON COMPOSITES, OXIDATION, SILICON, SPACE SHUTTLES, CONTAMINANTS, SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS, EPOXY COMPOSITES, THERMAL DEGRADATION, THERMAL STRESSES.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE