Material Degradation in space

News about space exploration and scientific advancements. What do you find interesting?

Moderators: SDS Members, SDS Owner

Forum rules
The forum is intended only for space and science information. Discussions about how it applies to Starfire is encouraged - there might be some great ideas we can use!

1. Nothing obscene.
2. No advertising or spamming.
3. No personal information. Mostly aimed at the posting of OTHER people's information.
4. No flame wars. We encourage debate, but it becomes a flame when insults fly and tempers flare.

Material Degradation in space

Postby Xveers on Mon 12 Mar 2018 22:09

Ran across this on my feed today. Very interesting! I especially wasn't aware of the problems of elemental oxidization in low orbit, though in hindsight it does make a lot of sense.
User avatar
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral
Posts: 801
Joined: Wed 15 Jul 2009 02:26
Location: New Westminster, BC, Canada

Re: Material Degradation in space

Postby Cralis on Wed 14 Mar 2018 00:42

I've actually seen information about stray oxidation. It's apparently a big problem in LEO (Low Earth Orbit).

But I also remember seeing an article about damage to a satellite that they later analyzed and found to be caused by a micrometeorite of urine previously left in orbit.

Funny enough, I tried a quick search to find the article and found this instead: ... uter-space
User avatar
SDS Member
SDS Member
Posts: 10947
Joined: Tue 30 Jun 2009 19:27
Location: Oregon, USA

Return to Space and Science

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests