Laboratory Apparatus for Evaluating Volatiles Production from Meteorites and Simulants: Design and Testing
A laboratory-scale system for performing stepwise heating experiments in high vacuum on ~1-kg samples of carbonaceous asteroid simulants is nearing completion. In conjunct-tion with a numerical chemo-thermo-dynamic model, it will be used to evaluate the recovery rates of volatiles of interest to the exploration of space: H2O, CO2, and SO2
L. S. Gertsch et al., "Laboratory Apparatus for Evaluating Volatiles Production from Meteorites and Simulants: Design and Testing," Proceedings of the 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, (2016, San Diego, CA), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc (AIAA), Jan 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-0225
54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (2016: Jan. 4-8, San Diego, CA)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Aviation; Carbon dioxide; Sulfur dioxide; High vacuum; Laboratory apparatus; Recovery rate; Scale system; Stepwise heating; Aerospace engineering
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Article - Conference proceedings
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