Accession Number : AD0478321


Title :   STERILIZATION OF UNMANNED PLANETARY SPACECRAFT


Corporate Author : REDSTONE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION CENTER REDSTONE ARSENAL AL


Personal Author(s) : Terry, John E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/478321.pdf


Report Date : 15 Nov 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : This report presents a brief summary of the results of recent studies conducted on spacecraft sterilization. A recapitulation of the advantages and disadvantages offered by various sterilizing agents and methods is included. Also included are clean room requirements and concepts, personnel requirements for sterile vehicle assembly, concepts for the sterilization canister, handling and transportation requirements for the spacecraft and bus, concepts for terminal heat sterilization, and the potential contamination problems existing as the lander separates from the bus.


Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT , DECONTAMINATION , CHEMICALS , TEST METHODS , TEST EQUIPMENT , HEAT TREATMENT , PURIFICATION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , CONTAMINATION , HANDLING , RADIATION EFFECTS , PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE