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Title: Foam core shield (FCS) systems : a new dual - purpose technology for shielding against meteoroid strike damage and for thermal control of spacecrafts/satellite components
Authors: Adams, Marc A.
Zwissler, James G.
Hayes, Charles
Fabensky, Beth
Cornelison, Charles
Alexander, Lesley
Bishop, Karen
Keywords: meteoride strikes
thermal environment
spacecraft protection
Issue Date: 5-Dec-2005
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.
Citation: 53rd JANNAF Propulsion Meeting, 2nd Liquid Propulsion Subcommittee, Monterey, California, December 5-8, 2005.
Abstract: A new technology is being developed that can protect spacecraft and satellite components against damage from meteoroid strikes and control the thermal environment of the protected components. This technology, called Foam Core Shield (FCS) systems, has the potential to replace the multi-layer insulation blankets (MLI) that have been used on spacecraft for decades. In order to be an attractive candidate for replacing MLI, FCS systems should not only provide superior protection against meteoroid strikes but also provide an equal or superior ability to control the temperature of the protected component. Properly designed FCS systems can provide these principal functions, meteoroid strike protection and thermal control, with lower system mass and a smaller system envelope than ML
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