Very Low Thermal Power Waste Heat Recovery System for Deep Space Missions

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-22533
Published August 01, 2015 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
Language:
  • English

Deep space missions, like the ones going to outer planets and those that rely on solar photovoltaic power, need extremely large solar arrays to produce that power for their operations because the solar intensity is so low at those locations. Hence, there was a need for a thermal architecture and design that would not require such prohibitively large thermal power levels.