Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

, Volume 58, Issue 6, pp 1083–1090 | Cite as

Temperature Distribution in the Spherical Shell of a Gauge-Alignment Spacecraft

  • V. S. Zarubin
  • V. N. Zimin
  • G. N. Kuvyrkin


A thermal model for the aluminized polymer shell of a gauge-alignment spacecraft was developed to calculate the steady-state temperature distribution of this shell at a fixed orientation to the Sun. A modified version of the model was used to analyze the quasistationary distribution of the shell temperature in the case of its rotation with a constant angular velocity about an axis perpendicular the direction to the Sun.


spacecraft spherical shell equilibrium temperature quasistationary temperature distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityMoscowRussia

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