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Health Physics Innovations Developed During Cassini for Future Space ApplicationsThe long history of space flight includes missions that used Space Nuclear Auxiliary Power devices, starting with the Transit 4A Spacecraft (1961), continuing through the Apollo, Pioneer, Viking, Voyager, Galileo, Ulysses, Mars Pathfinder, and most recently, Cassini (1997). All Major Radiological Source (MRS) missions were processed at Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral Air Station (KSC/CCAS) Launch Site in full compliance with program and regulatory requirements. The cumulative experience gained supporting these past missions has led to significant innovations which will be useful for benchmarking future MRS mission ground processing. Innovations developed during ground support for the Cassini mission include official declaration of sealed-source classifications, utilization of a mobile analytical laboratory, employment of a computerized dosimetry record management system, and cross-utilization of personnel from related disciplines.
Document ID
19990041006
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Nickell, Rodney E. (Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc. Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Rutherford, Theresa M. (Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc. Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Marmaro, George M. (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings from the 1998 Occupational Health Conference: Benchmarking for Excellence
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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