Accession Number : ADA309414

Title :   Criteria for Selection of Wire Insulations for Use in Space Applications.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GREENBELT MD GODDARD SPACE FLIG HT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Krueger, Vernon

PDF Url : ADA309414

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The properties of five electrical insulation materials were compared, to provide a guide for selecting wire insulations in spacecraft. Of all the properties considered, the outgassing characteristics, radiation resistance, and weight of the materials were considered most important for space applications. Also considered were the workability of these insulations and the amount of fabrication deterioration that wires and cables using them can withstand.

Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT, *POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, *ELECTRICAL INSULATION, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, WIRE, COPOLYMERS, DETERIORATION, ELECTRIC CABLES, WEAR RESISTANCE, OUTGASSING, TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE RESINS, RADIATION RESISTANCE.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE