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Issue: November 2009, page: 5
Silicon carbide composite returns to earth after testing in space
After 18 months in low-Earth orbit, a batch of ceramic composite coupons developed by the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA, has returned. The coupons were tested in space for their resistance to damage by atomic oxygen and intense ultraviolet (UV) radiation.