Protection of Materials and Structures from Space Environment: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference: Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment

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Jacob I. Kleiman
American Inst. of Physics, Jan 15, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 722 pages
The conference proceedings are discussing the latest developments in the area of the effects of the space environment on materials and structures and the ways to prevent and/or reduce them. The effects of various space environment factors like atomic oxygen, vacuum ultraviolet radiation, charging, micrometeoroids, meteoroid showers, etc. on materials and structures in various space conditions are discussed. In addition the ways to prevent these effects or reduce them through protection by coatings or modification of affected surfaces are considered in the book. The discussions on development of predictive models of material erosion that will allow the materials engineers and designers of future spacecraft to evaluate materials' behavior is continued from the past meetings.

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International Space Station
Study of Materials and Coatings on the Spacecraft Surfaces in the Salyut MIR and
GroundLaboratory to InSpace Atomic Oxygen Correlation for the PEACE Polymers

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