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Analysis Of Prelaunch Particulate Contamination
Author(s): Nancy Pugel
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Paper Abstract

The issue of Shuttle payload processing facility cleanliness has risen in importance in the past months. With the commencement of actual Shuttle flights and with quickly approaching launch dates for so many Shuttle flown payloads, spacecraft representatives are becoming concerned over the cleanliness capabilities of processing facilities, in particular, the Eastern Launch Site (ELS) facilities. To put spacecraft people's minds at ease, a series of environmental verification tests is being performed and preliminary results have recently become available. This paper presents a method for evaluating this test data and specifically addresses test data obtained in the Launch Complex 39A, Rotating Service Structure (RSS), Payload changeout Room (PCR), in December of 1980.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0338, Spacecraft Contamination Environment, (12 April 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933637
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Nancy Pugel, Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace (United States)


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

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