English Abstract
The Role of Polymeric Materials in Space Application and its Durability
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Division of Space Structure and Materials, Sagamihara
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2006),79(1),22-29 General Review in Japanese

This paper presents the science and technology developments in the fields of high performance polymers and their composites for space applications as follows; 1) space environment, 2) advanced composites for spacecraft primary structures, 3) deployable structure applications, 4) films for flexible space applications, 5) space environmental stability of polymeric materials, 6) rubber and adhesives, 7) thermal protection system of the space shuttle, 8) novel advanced composites of heat resistance for primary structures

Space Environment, Advanced Composite, Polyimide, Solar Sail, Multilayer Thermal Insulation, Deployable Structure, Thermal Protection System