Recent Progress in Space Technology (Discontinued)

Formerly: Recent Patents on Space Technology

Sang H. Choi  
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA
USA

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Thermal Systems Engineering Design and Analysis of a High Usability Host Spacecraft

Author(s): Kevin R. Anderson, Daniel Forgette, Matthew DeVost, Austin Smith, Donald Edberg.

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Abstract:

Recent efforts in space exploration have focused on budget solutions for monitoring Earth’s climate and astrophysics. Implementing such a satellite requires thermal design in order to maintain the scientific instruments and bus components within their ideal operating temperatures. This paper outlines the thermal system’s engineering design and thermal analysis for a High Usability Host Spacecraft. Preliminary thermal engineering results suggest that the High Usability Host Spacecraft concept proposed herein is viable for low-cost scientific instrumentation satellite based missions.

Keywords: NX space systems thermal, satellite, spacecraft, systems engineering, thermal control.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 4
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2014
Page: [99 - 109]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/2210687105666150427234329
Price: $58