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Typically the outer layer of the spacecraft is chosen for thermal control reasons and for compatibility with UV exposure and atomic oxygen (depending on your altitude). Anodized aluminum or alodined aluminum (chromate conversion coating)1? can be used as outer surfaces but tend to run a bit hot. Kapton as an outer layer has better ratio of emissivity to ...


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WISA Woodsat is made of regular plywood; dried in a thermal chamber but otherwise the same as you'd buy in a hardware store: WISA Woodsat is a 10x10x10 cm ‘CubeSat’ – a type of nanosatellite built up from standardised boxes – but with surface panels made from plywood. Woodsat’s only non-wooden external parts are corner aluminium rails used for its ...


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