Tag: thermal

22 Has any technology been demonstrated that allows a useful payload to survive at least one month on Venus' surface? 2013-08-15T16:30:31.540

17 Are there any promising next-generation space station cooling technologies? 2015-01-14T18:39:33.320

15 Why are RTGs different colors? 2016-09-07T15:03:41.733

13 How long is it feasible to store cryogenic fuels? 2013-11-21T00:11:23.447

13 What is the cause of discoloration along the edges of the Quest Joint Airlock thermal cover? 2013-12-24T10:32:55.123

11 In space can the difference in temperature between the inside and outside, provide useful energy? 2013-07-28T11:29:15.373

10 What material properties would be necessary to shield a lander from the environment of the Venusian surface? 2013-07-17T03:39:36.023

10 How much heat did the Sabatier hardware add to the ISS heat profile? 2013-09-28T19:09:55.767

9 Were any changes made to the composition of the Shuttle's thermal protection tiles over the lifetime of the program? 2013-08-25T03:49:53.003

9 Insulation on rockets--why take it to space? 2017-09-11T04:17:52.180

8 How will Bennu's volatile compounds stay cool and unmodified by the heat of re-entry (OSIRIS-REx)? 2016-09-08T03:27:57.463

7 Are the lunar poles easier to manage thermally than the equator? 2013-11-01T16:41:47.947

7 Is it normal for thrusters to "ice up"? 2016-05-06T12:12:04.427

7 How does a solar eclipse affect satellites? 2017-08-17T17:54:08.987

7 Lunar launch pad cooling 2017-10-18T01:30:37.490

6 What is the maximum velocity at which Soyuz TMA-M may transit through Earth' atmosphere at reentry without a heat-shield? 2014-12-21T10:17:04.690

6 Why the thermal imaging of Mercury's surface requires a telescope on a jet flying through an eclipse? 2017-07-26T15:42:14.717

6 Why were individual shuttle tiles changed from white to black or black to white? 2018-02-12T20:22:26.603

5 How can I make robust guesses about waste heat from satellites? 2015-04-29T13:49:42.897

4 What is the point of rotation of an "umbrella ship" 2013-12-19T15:58:39.110

4 Could IR space telescopes and other very cold devices use Zeeman slowers effectively in the near term? 2015-11-10T01:10:42.457

4 What kind of thermal protection system does the Dream Chaser have? 2017-01-16T05:51:49.500

3 How close are Zeeman slowers to being useful for general cooling in space? 2015-11-07T23:04:17.437

3 What were the uses of the RTGs in the Apollo spacecrafts? 2016-08-27T02:26:04.940

3 Which format would be useful for satellite engineers to accomplish better thermal analysis? 2017-02-14T14:04:30.067

3 Why were early satellites produced with polished "mirror-like" surfaces? 2018-01-06T01:37:23.160

3 What is a current/good Mass Estimating Equation/Heuristic for space radiators/heating systems? 2018-02-18T16:50:59.777

2 How cold is the Martian sky at night? Or the day for that matter? 2016-07-28T10:25:24.250

2 Why does the side of the LEM look almost black in this photo? Did that cause problems? 2016-08-27T04:56:43.447

2 How does "temperature" work in vacuum? 2017-03-21T05:57:38.343

1 What thermal effect does the Sun have on spacecraft that are roughly the same distance from the sun as the earth is? 2016-07-25T10:14:12.717

1 Mathematically, what is the argument in favor of skipping reentries? 2017-01-02T22:10:43.197

1 What happens to Lunar (or asteroidal) regolith if sunlight is concentrated on it? 2017-04-30T07:16:37.377

1 Why are deeper folds better for absorption? 2017-05-06T11:12:37.517

1 Thermal control 2018-02-26T22:10:56.650