1987-07-13

BATTERY THERMAL DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE IN EUROPEAN GEO-SATELLITE PROGRAMS 871484

This paper outlines and compares the thermal control design and thermal accommodation of the batteries of various European communications satellites, viz the ESA spacecraft OTS, ECS, MCS, and Olympus, the German, French and British national programs: DFS-Kopernikus, TV-SAT, TDF1 and Skynet IV, and the Inmarsat II maritime comms satellite.The performance of these battery thermal control systems is discussed versus their specific design features using flight results or analytical predictions as available.A conclusion is drawn with respect to achievements versus investments and an outlook is attempted on development trends.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Purchase more aerospace standards and aerospace material specifications and save! AeroPaks off a customized subscription plan that lets you pay for just the documents that you need, when you need them.
X