Contamination control of the space shuttle Orbiter crew compartment
- Bartelson, Donald W.
- JAN 1, 1986.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- Effective contamination control as applied to manned space flight environments is a discipline characterized and controlled by many parameters. An introduction is given to issues involving Orbiter crew compartment contamination control. An effective ground processing contamination control program is an essential building block to a successful shuttle mission. Personnel are required to don cleanroom-grade clothing ensembles before entering the crew compartment and follow cleanroom rules and regulations. Prior to crew compartment entry, materials and equipment must be checked by an orbiter integrity clerk stationed outside the white-room entrance for compliance to program requirements. Analysis and source identification of crew compartment debris studies have been going on for two years. The objective of these studies is to determine and identify particulate generating materials and activities in the crew compartment. Results show a wide spectrum of many different types of materials. When source identification is made, corrective action is implemented to minimize or curtail further contaminate generation.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19880001452., Accession ID: 88N10834., and NASA- Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Fourteenth Space Simulation Conference: Testing for a Permanent Presence in Space; p 61-62.
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