Predicted characteristics of an inflatable aluminized-plastic spherical earth satellite with regard to temperature, visibility, reflection of radar waves, and protection from ultraviolet radiation
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100-foot-diameter sphere absorption coefficient altitude aluminized aluminum films angle of incidence angstrom approximate average value Bell Telephone Laboratories bulk metal cal/cm^-min Canopus coldest spot decibels diameter direct radiation earth earth's albedo earth's atmosphere earth's shadow element of area emissivity energy reception equation 9 expression extinction coefficient factor film of vapor-deposited flux received four requirements involving hottest spot incident radiation inside surface intensity Lambert's law Langley Research Center maximum mean temperature miles minimum value Mylar percent plastic power required projected area radar region radar waves rate of energy rate of radiation rate of reception reference 17 reflectivity for radar reflectivity was decreased reflector of radar Region Between 2,200 requirements regarding radiation rium temperature satellite material solar constant Space Administration SPOTS ON SATELLITE stellar magnitude sun's radiation sunlight surface area tensile strength tion total rate transmission transmitted transmitter power Ultraviolet Region unit area vapor vapor-deposited aluminum visual magnitude wavelength