Laboratory experiments of relevance to the space station environment
- Caledonia, G. E.
- May 1, 1988.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- It has been found that the interaction between orbital vehicles and the ambient environment produces a contaminant cloud which can cause deletrious effects to spacecraft materials and equipment, create increased radiative backgrounds that would interfere with observational instrumentation, and enhance surface charging. A brief overview of the phenomena that produce the contaminant cloud is presented along with a review of physical data required to characterize it. Laboratory techniques which can be utilized to provide the required data are described. In particular, several oxygen beam apparati are discussed.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19880016018., Accession ID: 88N25402., and NASA, Langley Research Center, A Study of Space Station Contamination Effects; p 123-130.
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