Temperature System

What is heat, anyway?

What other forms of energy does a spacecraft release into space?

Spacecraft radiate infrared energy into space to keep systems from overheating. There are other forms of energy emitted by spacecraft as well. Generally, the energy emitted is in the form of electromagnetic radiation, unless actual matter is leaving the spacecraft. Sound can be created by a spacecraft, but will not travel through space. Spacecraft emit radio waves, purposely broadcasting them back to Earth for communication with Earth. Some ships emit light. Other forms of electromagnetic energy could be radiated incidentally to high power operations on the ship.

What is heat?
How does heat move?

What is heat balance?
What is a heat sink?
How do active heat sinks work?
Does heat travel differently in space than it does on Earth?
What are heat sinks in DS1?

What happens to the heat once it is released into space?
What makes EM radiation?
Where does energy come from and go?