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Thermal analysis of a small expendable tether satellite package
Author(s): Jeffrey Allen Randorf
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Paper Abstract

The Small Expendable Deployer System developed by Langley Research Center has an opportunity to deploy a student experiment package in mid-summer 1993. This paper outlines a preliminary bulk thermal analysis of this small satellite. The satellite thermal design is passive in elliptical low earth orbit. Calculations of the equilibrium space craft temperature uses a total energy balance method. Transient response during eclipse periods is also addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1495, Small-Satellite Technology and Applications, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45890
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Jeffrey Allen Randorf, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1495:
Small-Satellite Technology and Applications
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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