LIFE SPAN MODELLING OF ULTRA-THIN CFRP MASTS SUBJECTED TO ACCELERATED ENVIRONMENTAL AGEING 27-30 September 2016 , Toulouse , France

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Carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) can be found as structural components in various space applications, including the field of ‘gossamer’ structures used as deployable masts, antennas or hinges. Many of these applications are missions in low Earth orbit (LEO), which is a particularly hazardous environment for polymers and organic materials, such as… (More)

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