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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.

https://hackaday.com/2018/03/12/lost-in-space-how-materials-degrade-in-space/
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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: https://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/ ... uter-space
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