Accession Number : ADA338845

Title :   Analysis of Systems Hardware Flown on LDEF-Results of the Systems Special Investigation Group

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.

Corporate Author : BOEING DEFENSE AND SPACE GROUP SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Dursch, H. W. ; Spear, W. S. ; Miller, E. A. ; Bohnhoff-Hlavacek, G. L. ; Edelman, J.

PDF Url : ADA338845

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 308

Abstract : The Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) was retrieved after spending 69 months in low Earth orbit (LEO). LDEF carried a remarkable variety of mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical systems, subsystems, and components. The Systems Special Investigation Group (Systems SIG) was formed to investigate the effects of the long term exposure to LEO on systems related hardware and to coordinate and collate all systems analysis of LDEF hardware. This report discusses the status of the LDEF Systems SIG investigation through the end of 1991.

Descriptors :   *EARTH ORBITS, *LOW ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, *UNMANNED SPACECRAFT, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS, SPACE TRANSPORTATION, IONIZING RADIATION, SPACECRAFT DEBRIS, SOLAR ATMOSPHERE, RECOVERABLE SPACECRAFT, METEOROIDS.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE