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Vespel SP-1 material degradation in space applications

  1. Mar 9, 2018 #1
    Good afternoon,

    I'm trying to search only based on bibliography or numerical and theoretical calculations the change of the thermal optical properties, namely the solar absorptivity, of a polyimide-based plastics (VESPEL SP-1) in space conditions (considering radiation, atomized oxygen atoms., etc)

    My question is how could I estimate the variation on the thermal optical properties of this materials without doing any experimental test (ageing tests). Also in bibliography I didn't found any model or any empirical correlation...

    Thank you in advance,
    Ricardo Gomes
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 9, 2018
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  3. Mar 11, 2018 #2


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