Flight evaluation of the Capillary Pumped Deployable Radiator (CPDR) (thermal performance of the Capillary Pumped Loop (CPL) under micro gravity)

Kiyoshi Tanaka, Masafumi Katsuta

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The Capillary Pumped Deployable radiator (CPDR) is the mission equipment to verify the radiator deployment in the space and to transfer the heat from the equipment inside the CPDR to the deployable radiator by the Capillary Pumped Loop (CPL). It was installed on the Unmanned Space Experimental Recovery System (USERS) that was launched at the Tanegashima Space Center by the H- II launch vehicle on September 10th in 2003. In this paper we describe the summary of CPDR and on-orbit experimental result of CPL that was used in the CPDR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1655-1662
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number706
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun
Externally publishedYes



  • Artery-Type Evaporator
  • Capillary Pumped Deployable Radiator
  • Capillary Pumped Loop
  • Latent Heat
  • On Orbit
  • Radiator
  • Two-Phase Heat Transfer
  • Wick Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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