Synergetic effect of atomic oxygen flow and vacuum ultraviolet flux on spacecraft polyimide films

1Shuvalov, VA, 1Tokmak, NA, 1Pismennyi, NI, 2Kochubey, GS
1Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipro, Ukraine
2Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2012, 18 ;(3):10–19
Publication Language: Russian
We determined threshold values for the annual fluence of atomic oxygen and the ratio of the density of a solar ultraviolet vacuum flux to the density of a supersonic flow of atomic oxygen. The values characterize the synergetic effect on mass losses for polyimide films which are spacecraft structural materials
Keywords: fluence of atomic oxygen, mass losses, polyimide films, vacuum ultraviolet
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