Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes in Space Applications

  • Henry W. BrandhorstJr
Part of the Advances in Silicon Science book series (ADSS, volume 3)


The space environment around the earth is exceptionally complex and has a significant impact on the lifetime and performance of any orbiting satellite. At least six factors influence the satellite: atomic oxygen (AO), electrons and protons trapped in the earth’s magnetic field, solar flare protons, solar radiation, thermal cycling resulting from the passage of the spacecraft through the Earth’s shadow, and debris.


Solar Cell Space Application Solar Array Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsequioxane Spacecraft Rocket 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Research Institute, Auburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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