March 2, 2021

IADC Vulnerability Report, IT32-21

Abstract: Numerous mission support hardware systems and their spares are maintained outside of the habitable volume of the International Space Station (ISS), and are arranged covered by a multi-layer insulation (MLI) thermal blanket which provides both thermal control and a measure of protection from micrometeoroids and orbital debris (MMOD). The NASA Hypervelocity Impact Technology (HVIT) group at the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas has assessed the protection provided by MLI in a series of hype…

Source:: nasa sit 2