ISS Laboratory Module Shielding Impact Test
The purpose of the test was to generate damage representative of potential impacts on the ISS which would then be used in the development and evaluation of repair techniques. A structurally realistic ISS Laboratory Module micrometeoroid and orbital debris shield and underlying pressure wall were impacted in a space-like vacuum by a 10 mm diameter aluminum sphere at 5.67 kilometers per second.
|Diameter||0.4 inches||Mass||1.5 grams|
|Velocity||12,300 miles per hour|
|Impact Angle||0 degrees|
Following the completion of the successful shot, the test article is extensively photographed to record resulting damage. The following images are a collection of some of the images for the ISS Laboratory Module Shielding test.