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Environmental stability of low absorptivity optical solar reflectors and their impact on spacecraft charging

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3 Author(s)
A. Bogorad ; Martin Marietta Astro Space, Princeton, NJ, USA ; R. Herschitz ; C. Bowman

Charging properties and environmental stability of low absorptivity ITO-coated optical solar reflectors (OSRs) were tested. Ionizing radiation and UV had minimal impact. The use of these OSRs will result in significant benefits to the thermal subsystem without compromising spacecraft ESD control.<>

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 6 )