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The Research of Lunar Dust Environment Influence and Design of a Simulation System

  • Man Li
  • Dongbo Tian
  • Zhihao Wang
  • Yu Bai
  • Yu Li
  • Qiang Yu
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 47)

Abstract

Lunar dust plays an important part in Lunar Exploration Program. It could influence normal operation of thermal control materials, optical cameras, optical sensors and other aircraft components and even seriously damage the solar arrays electrical generation by reducing their working efficiency. In this paper, a review of the lunar dust environment interaction with materials affecting thermal control system faults, seal failures, material wear, mechanisms’ failure, and electrostatic effects are discussed. It summarizes lunar dust characteristics including particle size distribution, density, chemical composition, abrasion, adhesion, cohesion. At last, it summarizes the problems associated with lunar dust suspension caused by lunar rover operation. The results of this research are important in future lunar exploration missions and in development efficient space material protection technologies.

Keywords

Lunar dust Environment influence Lunar dust characteristic Simulation system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Man Li
    • 1
  • Dongbo Tian
    • 1
  • Zhihao Wang
    • 1
  • Yu Bai
    • 1
  • Yu Li
    • 1
  • Qiang Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Reliability And Environmental EngineeringBeijing Institute of Spacecrafts Environment Engineering (BISEE)BeijingChina

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