author = "Boato, Marcos Galante and Garcia, Ezio Castejon and Santos, Marcio 
                         Bueno dos and Beloto, Antonio Fernando",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Tecnol{\'o}gico de Aeron{\'a}utica (ITA)} and 
                         {Instituto Tecnol{\'o}gico de Aeron{\'a}utica (ITA)} and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Assembly and testing of a thermal control component developed in 
              journal = "Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management",
                 year = "2017",
               volume = "9",
               number = "2",
                pages = "240--247",
             keywords = "Emissivity, Satellite thermal control, Solar absorptivity, Solar 
             abstract = "The optical solar reflector is basically a mirror of second 
                         surface with low absorptivity/emissivity ratio and negligible 
                         degradation in the space environment, which makes it an excellent 
                         coating for thermal control of satellites. It works as a radiator 
                         and is used in particular parts of the external surfaces of the 
                         satellites in order to reject the undesirable heat to the deep 
                         space. In the Brazilian Space Programs, the radiators of the 
                         satellites are generally painted with special white paints in 
                         order to reject heat instead of the use of optical solar 
                         reflector. The problem of white-ink radiators is the high 
                         degradation of the thermo-optical properties that happen over the 
                         useful lives. Thus, a process of manufacturing and assembly of 
                         optical solar reflector was developed in Brazil. To validate this 
                         process in terms of mechanical and thermal properties, 3 types of 
                         optical solar reflector radiators were manufactured, and their 
                         absorptivity and emissivity properties at the temperature of 23 C 
                         were measured. Optical solar reflector coupons were mounted on 
                         aluminum plates to perform vibration, thermal vacuum and 
                         thermal-shock tests. A study was also done to optimize the 
                         thickness of the glue to fix the structure of the satellite on the 
                         optical solar reflector. It showed an excellent environmental 
                         stability and maintained its thermo-optical characteristics after 
                         the tests.",
                  doi = "10.5028/jatm.v9i2.650",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.5028/jatm.v9i2.650",
                 issn = "1984-9648",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "boato_assembly.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "11 abr. 2021"