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Contamination Control Changes to the Reusable Solid Rocket Motor Program: A Ten Year ReviewDuring the post Challenger period, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Thiokol implemented changes to the Reusable Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM) contract to include provisions for contamination control to enhance the production environment. During the ten years since those agreements for contamination controls were made, many changes have taken place in the production facilities at Thiokol. These changes have led to the production of much higher quality shuttle solid rocket motors and improved cleanliness and safety of operations in the production facilities. The experience in contamination control over this past decade highlights the value these changes have brought to the RSRM program, and how the system can be improved to meet the challenges the program will face in the next ten years.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Marshall Space Flight Center
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Bushman, David M.
(Thiokol Chemical Corp. Brigham City, UT United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1998
Subject Category
Propellants And Fuels
Meeting Information
Meeting: Aerospace Environmental Technology
Location: Huntsville, AL
Country: United States
Start Date: June 1, 1998
End Date: June 3, 1998
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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