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BOEING DEFENSE & SPACE GROUP: SPACE EXPOSURE RESEARCH CONTINUES TO HARVEST RESULTS

 BOEING DEFENSE & SPACE GROUP:
 SPACE EXPOSURE RESEARCH CONTINUES TO HARVEST RESULTS
 SEATTLE, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Boeing Defense & Space Group:
 Two years after the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) satellite was snatched from its Earth orbit, Boeing Defense & Space Group engineers continue to reap the benefits of post-orbit research from its experiments.
 LDEF was a NASA satellite loaded with diverse experiments from the aerospace industry and academic community that were exposed for six years to low-Earth orbit's harsh environment. Of particular interest to NASA and Boeing researchers are experiments that gauged the effects of atomic oxygen -- free atoms of oxygen -- on protective coatings.
 Boeing systems and materials team members recently presented their investigation results to a workshop at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The team reported on more than a dozen technical topics such as lubricant performance, spacecraft contamination and performance of fasteners and optics.
 Also presented by Boeing were results of computer modeling calculations on exposure of LDEF surfaces to atomic oxygen and solar ultraviolet radiation. Micro-environments modeling of LDEF is of considerable interest to the LDEF community, said Gary Pippin, LDEF materials engineer.
 Because Space Station Freedom will face the wear of low-Earth orbit similar to that of LDEF, said Pippin, the results of the research are especially important. In addition, he said, the studies also have found a wider audience.
 "We have made repeated presentations to different Boeing programs, as well as customers and other industry contractors and government agencies," Pippin said.
 "LDEF's technical contracts have provided our Research & Engineering organization exposure to materials technology activities at the various NASA centers."
 Pippin said LDEF conclusions on establishing passive thermal control performance criteria have been presented to the Boeing Space Station program in Huntsville, Ala.
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