[amsat-bb] Re: Technical question regarding the long term performance of nylon in space
bklofas at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 23:40:10 PST 2008
Make sure not to use the "UV resistant" monofiliment fishing line. If I
remember correctly, we had a hard time finding non-UV proof fishing line
in our local stores when we were trying different antenna tying methods
for our CubeSats.
Bryan Klofas, KF6ZEO
Graham Shirville wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think this is a new one!
> It has been suggested that the nylon "fishing line" that is sometime used on space craft to retain a deployable item like an antenna or sensor will decay quickly in space due to radiation and out gassing destroying its structure.
> This might mean that the usual "hot" knife type cutter system could be redundant if quick release is not a mission requirement.
> Does anyone have any data on this or know if any research has been done?
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