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Induced Environment Contamination Monitor (IECM), Air Sampler: Results From The Space Transport System (STS-2) Flight
Author(s): P. N. Peters; H. B. Hester; W. Bertsch; H. Mayfield; D. Zatko
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Paper Abstract

Sampling the rapidly changing environment of the Shuttle cargo bay is a challenging requirement. In our approach to meeting this requirement, 1 four time-integrated samples and one rapid acquisition sample were collected to determine the types and quantities of contaminants present during ascent and descent of the Shuttle. Residual gas analyses were made prior to opening the bottles after flight, and analyses for volatile organics were subsequently performed. Analyses for the presence of reactives (HC1 during ascent and NO, NO2, and NH3 during descent) were also completed. Pressure profile measurements were obtained to help determine the standard volumes of the sampled environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0338, Spacecraft Contamination Environment, (12 April 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933629
Show Author Affiliations
P. N. Peters, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
H. B. Hester, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
W. Bertsch, University of Alabama (United States)
H. Mayfield, University of Alabama (United States)
D. Zatko, University of Alabama (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0338:
Spacecraft Contamination Environment
Carl R. Maag, Editor(s)

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