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Satellite contamination and materials outgassing effects databases
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a program for consolidating data from quartz crystal microbalances (QCMs) that will enable one to rapidly locate previous measurements on specific materials and data from past space flight experiments. When complete, the databases will contain information on materials outgassing obtained using the ASTM-E-1559 standard, and flight observations of mass accumulations. Once established, these databases will be available to the entire community and will provide a valuable source of material outgassing information. The data should be useful to those working in the Contamination area for mission design and materials specification. Data are being accumulated from both national and international sources. The space flight database will include data from past NASA missions, as well as DOD [including the BMDO-sponsored Mid-course Space Experiment (MSX) program], Canadian Space Agency, European Space Agency, Russian MIR space station, and eventually, the International Space Station. A website is being generated which will be the vehicle for storing the data that are accumulated. Once completed, the databases will be managed by the NASA/Space and Environmental Effects (SEE) Program Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3784, Rough Surface Scattering and Contamination, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366696
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Bob E. Wood, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)
B. David Green, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
O. Manuel Uy, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Russell Paul Cain, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Jason Thorpe, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3784:
Rough Surface Scattering and Contamination
Zu-Han Gu; Philip T. C. Chen; Zu-Han Gu; Alexei A. Maradudin; Alexei A. Maradudin, Editor(s)

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