STUDIES ON THE PREVENTION OF CONTAMINATION OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL BODIES. BACTERIOLOGIC EXAMINATION OF HERMETICALLY SEALED ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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Bacteriologic technics to determine the existence of contamination in hermetically sealed electronic components were examined as well as those considered typical of being included in the electronic systems of spacecraft. Of the 166 components examined, 11 were contaminated. Paper and mylar-type capacitors were found more likely to be contaminated during fabrication than other types of capacitors examined. An approach for the development of procedures for the sterilization of electronic components is presented.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Hygiene and Sanitation