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18 December 1992 Hot rocket plume experiment - Survey and conceptual design
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Attention is given to a space-borne engine plume experiment study to fly an experiment which will both verify and quantify the reduced contamination from advanced rhenium-iridium earth-storable bipropellant rockets (hot rockets) and provide a correlation between high-fidelity, in-space measurements and theoretical plume and surface contamination models. The experiment conceptual design is based on survey results from plume and contamination technologists throughout the U.S. With respect to shuttle use, cursory investigations validate Hitchhiker availability and adaptability, adequate remote manipulator system (RMS) articulation and dynamic capability, acceptable RMS attachment capability, adequate power and telemetry capability, and adequate flight altitude and attitude/orbital capability.
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Jerry M. Millard, Taylor W. Luan, and Mack W. Dowdy "Hot rocket plume experiment - Survey and conceptual design", Proc. SPIE 1754, Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control III, (18 December 1992);


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