Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

SpaceCraft materials?

is there somewhere to find out what materials are allowed to be used on spacecrafts, satellites etc. 

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago
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    There are NASA standards as well as MIL standards that describe what material cannot be flown on a space vehicle.  The materials vary by application - for instance lead-tin solder is not permitted for electronic circuit cards as the tin tends to form whiskers in a vacuum which can result in short circuits on the circuit card.  A quick Google search can get you the references - but fair warning, they are detailed.  There may be summaries available as well. 

  • 1 month ago

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  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There is really nothing that says that you can use material A but not allowed to use material B.  Spacecraft designers use whatever material suites the purpose. 

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  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Have you tried Google?

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