Thermal Concepts Derived from Spacelab for Advanced Space Stations/Platforms 820861

Thermal control concepts derived from Spacelab for advanced space stations/platforms are reviewed. Concepts discussed are based on trade studies performed to determine the applicability of Spacelab hardware (baseline and modified) to such systems as the American-NASA Space Operations Center (SOC), Science and Application Manned Space Platform (SAMSP) and unmanned platform (SASP) and the European - ESA unmanned Free Flyer Platforms. Design changes to Spacelab hardware and new development items needed to meet the design requirements of space facility concepts are identified. Finally, design preferences and performance predictions for the thermal control concepts of interest are given. Portions of this work have been prepared by Aeritalia for the Follow-On-Development (FOD) Medium Term Study sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA).


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