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Shuttle Payload Integration: Contamination Aspects
Author(s): Stephen Jacobs; Lubert J. Leger; Horst K. F. Ehlers
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Paper Abstract

As part of the development of the Space Shuttle, a payload integration system has been established. This integration system or process encompasses several technical disciplines, one of which is concerned with the control of molecular and particulate contamination. Specific integration procedures and documentation have evolved that reflect the incorporation of payload/Space Transportation System contamination requirements and capabilities. Of the 38 payloads in the payload integration system currently, about 20% are considered sensitive to contamination in that special precautions must be taken to ensure that contamination from the Space Shuttle Orbiter does not impair payload function. Most of these payload requirements have been satisfied by the incorporation of controlled ground operations discipline and installation of a payload bay liner, which isolates the payload from the Orbiter systems. Some payloads, however, provide covers for sensitive payload instrumentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0287, Shuttle Optical Environment, (19 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932006
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen Jacobs, NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (United States)
Lubert J. Leger, NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (United States)
Horst K. F. Ehlers, NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0287:
Shuttle Optical Environment
Giovanni G. Fazio; Edgar Miller, Editor(s)

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