This practice describes the standard procedures for providing exposure of thermal control materials to a simulated space environment comprising of the major features of vacuum, electromagnetic radiation, charged particle radiation, and temperature control. Broad recommendations relating to spectral reflectance measurements, as well as test parameters and other information that should be reported as an aid in interpreting test results are delineated. Specifications are provided for the vacuum system, solar simulator, charged particle sources, safety precautions, and data interpretation.
1.1 This practice describes procedures for providing exposure of thermal control materials to a simulated space environment comprising the major features of vacuum, electromagnetic radiation, charged particle radiation, and temperature control.
1.2 Broad recommendations relating to spectral reflectance measurements are made.
1.3 Test parameters and other information that should be reported as an aid in interpreting test results are delineated.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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