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MISSE-6 Post-Flight Examination, Disassembly and Analysis Results
Final rept. 29 Sep 2009-29 Dec 2010
BOEING CO SEATTLE WA
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The Materials International Space Station Experiment MISSE-6A and -6B flight packages were flown on the International Space Station between March, 2008 and August 2009. This report describes the results of work performed during the disassembly and analysis of the MISSE-6 flight package. MISSE-6A and -6B contianed a significant number of active experiments. Power was supplied from the ISS and data was collected on-orbit, stored in 50 miniture data loggers, and read out upon return to ground. MISSE-6A and -6B contained the larged number of indiviudal specimens flown on any of the MISSE series of light experiments. The current report provides a summary of the environmental exposures on major surfaces of the experiment containers. The atomic oxygen and solar exposure levels are estimated, a count of impact events visible with the aid of a x4 magnifying glass, examination of contamination levels, and the most comprehensive set of thermal data on any of the MISSE flights to date was also included.
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