Evaluation of space power materials flown on the Passive Optical Sample Assembly

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  • Evaluation.,
  • Performance prediction.,
  • Spacecraft construction materials.,
  • Low earth orbits.,
  • Durability.

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StatementDonald A. Jaworske ... [et al.].
SeriesNASA/TM -- 1999-209061., NASA technical memorandum -- 209061.
ContributionsJaworske, Donald A., NASA Glenn Research Center.
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Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL15552336M

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