Temperature System

How is DS1's heat balance maintained?

Will DS1 get heated directly by the Sun?

Yes. There is a lot of energy coming through space from the Sun. It can make anything in direct sunlight in space very, very hot. Space itself is cold because there is very little matter in space for the Sun's rays to hit and heat up.

Any part of DS1 that is directly in the Sun's rays will be heated significantly. Because of the way that heat moves in space, any part that isn't directly in sunlight will not be warmed.

Distance to the Sun makes a difference in the amount of solar heating for DS1, just like it makes a difference in how useful the solar panels are. As DS1 proceeds towards Mars, it will be heated less and less by the Sun.

How is DS1's heat balance maintained?
What could go wrong on DS1 if there's too much heat?
What could go wrong on DS1 if it gets too cold?

What is a heat source?
Why does the ship's orientation matter?
Does heat travel differently in space than it does on Earth?
Why do solar panels become less useful the farther you are from the Sun?
What role does the Sun play in space missions like DS1's?

What makes EM radiation?
Where does energy come from and go?