Reflective Layer

In space a spacecraft must be able to withstand sudden and extreme temperatures. Failure to do so can result in loss of data, life or the entire spacecraft. In this episode of Celestial Sphere we look at issues caused by the thermal environment of space and the various methods that's used to keep spacecraft within their operating temperature range.

Spatial voyage from A to B by Hans Atom (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.

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With space being a vacuum it's the last place you'd expect weathering to happen. But it does! Our atmosphere is responsible for most of the weathering on earth but it also protects us from the weathering that occurs in space .

Gimin by Nethis (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license.

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In labs on earth we can create a variety of environments for testing and creating various materials and processes. There are environments however that's impractical or just impossible to create on earth. For these environments we'll simply have to take the lab itself to spac. In this episode of Celestial Sphere we take a look at a few labs that operate in these environments and how they benefit from it.


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CategoryScience & Technology

This channel is about Space, Astronomy and Spacecraft. I go into detail about specific subsystem explaining how they working using animation and sometimes custom software.