METHOD FOR MAINTENANCE OF TEMPERATURE IN A SPACE VEHICLE MOVING ALONG A CIRCULAR ORBIT WITH SHADOW PATH SECTION
Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics; postgraduate
Y. V. Lapovok
Military Space Academy n.a. A.F. Mozhaisky, Saint Petersburg, Russia; scientific researcher
S. I. Hankov
Military Space Academy n.a. A.F. Mozhaisky, Saint Petersburg, Russia; chief staff scientist
Abstract. A method for selection of governing characteristics for maintenance of a desired temperature in the spacecraft is proposed. The method is based on calculation of the steady-state thermal condition along the shadow and solar path sections; the absence of the solar power on the shadow path section is compensated by inner source of heat.
Keywords: spacecraft, emissivity, view factor, thermal condition, radiative heat transfer