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Insights Into Contamination Control For The Shuttle Payload Integration Facility (SPIF) At The Eastern Launch Site (ELS)
Author(s): Nancy J. Pugel
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Paper Abstract

The Shuttle Payload Integration Facility (SPIF) is a payload processing facility at the Eastern Launch Site (ELS), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) which has been designed to accommodate assembly, test, and checkout operations for a number of Shuttle payloads, many of which are contamination sensitive. In general, the SPIF was designed to meet class 100,000, per Fed. Std. 209B (Reference 1), cleanliness requirements and operate as a class 100,000 clean area. However, due to the expansiveness of the building (which includes several airlocks, a transfer aisle, and integration cells), the variety of hardware to be processed through the facility (payloads, upper states, and support equipment), and the variety of operations to be performed for these hardware, many different contamination control methods must be carefully integrated and implemented to maintain an overall clean environment. In instances where the operation being performed is not generally compatible with the clean environment, uniaue and innovative contamination control methods must be developed with respect to ease of implementation as well as effectiveness of contamination control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 1982
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0287, Shuttle Optical Environment, (19 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932008
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Nancy J. Pugel, Martin Marietta Corporation (United States)


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

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