1 July 1991 Thermal analysis of a small expendable tether satellite package
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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.
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Jeffrey Allen Randorf, Jeffrey Allen Randorf, } "Thermal analysis of a small expendable tether satellite package", Proc. SPIE 1495, Small-Satellite Technology and Applications, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45890; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45890

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