Accession Number : ADD005946

Title :   Method for Reducing the Electrical Charging of Orbiting Spacecraft.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rubin,A G

Report Date : 19 Dec 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A method for suppressing the electrical charges induced on the surface of earth orbiting satellite by applying to the exterior portion of the satellite a layer of alumina, quartz or polytetra fluoroethylene as a charge supressing material. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Aluminum oxides, *Quartz, *Electric charge, *Spacecraft, Surface properties, Charge transfer, Suppression, Ethylenes, Fluoropolymers, Synchronous satellites, High altitude, Orbits

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE