Post by AtomHeartDragon on Aug 11, 2018 8:20:27 GMT
Some materials - mainly a lot of organics (pretty much all organic fibres, maybe save for PE) - don't take UV well. It would be a good idea to preclude them from use on exposed armour layers (outer layer and any layer not covered completely by layers above) and other exposed components.
It would be nice if thermal sensitivity was also accounted for - if day-sideblack body equilibrium temperature at given point in orbit exceeds melting temperature, exposed armour layers and external components built of affected material would progressively ablate (take that, you no good tin Whipple shield users).
Last Edit: Aug 11, 2018 8:31:31 GMT by AtomHeartDragon: Make it blackbody - easier to calculate, more lenient, and you *can* barbacue-roll to help with thermals