Thermal - UT PanAm 2/02/96 Progress Report

From: Jodi Wachsmuth


1. Researched aerogel as a replacement for MLI's to reduce weight therfore reducing power.

2. Completed a paper for publication for The American Society for Engineering Education Gulf Southwest Section 1996 Annual Meeting.

Questions: 1. Does anyone have information on aerogel?

Next: 1. Delegate subsystem assignments.

2. Contact Dr. Peter Tsou at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory concerning aerogel properties.

3. Optimize the previous design using engineering analysis.

Mass: 9 kg
Power: 26 W