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Contamination studies of the Pegasus fairing separation
Author(s): Kenneth T. Luey; Joseph C. Uht
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Paper Abstract

A series of vacuum simulation tests were conducted to characterize the possible contamination of payload surfaces due to separation of the Pegasus fairing. This paper presents the test philosophy, experimental approach and the contaminant levels found, compared to MIL-STD- 1246B. These tests show that the Pegasus fairing separation using the frangible base joint and nose bolt nut results in Level 500 payload surfaces. The source of Zn particles near the bottom of the test payload needs to be found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1994
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 2261, Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurements, and Control IV, (19 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190132
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Kenneth T. Luey, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Joseph C. Uht, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2261:
Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurements, and Control IV
A. Peter M. Glassford, Editor(s)

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