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New contamination engineering technology for active on-orbit surface cleaning
Author(s): Jimmy L. Clark; Douglas R. Jungwirth; Wilfried Krone-Schmidt; Mark A. Culpepper; Philip T. C. Chen
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Paper Abstract

The goal is the Active Cleaning for Space-systems (ACES) project is to develop and demonstrate a new means for on-orbit cleaning of particle contaminants from optical surfaces on satellites. This paper describes the rationale for on-orbit cleaning, a carbon dioxide (CO2) snow cleaning system, and a future Space Shuttle experiment with that system. The experiment and hardware designs are described in some detail to show how all experiment objectives will be met.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4096, Optical Systems Contamination and Degradation II: Effects, Measurements, and Control, (20 September 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.400822
Show Author Affiliations
Jimmy L. Clark, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
Douglas R. Jungwirth, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
Wilfried Krone-Schmidt, Eco-Snow Systems (United States)
Mark A. Culpepper, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Philip T. C. Chen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4096:
Optical Systems Contamination and Degradation II: Effects, Measurements, and Control
Philip T. C. Chen; O. Manuel Uy, Editor(s)

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