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Lunar Simulation in the Lunar Dust Adhesion Bell JarThe Lunar Dust Adhesion Bell Jar has been assembled at the NASA Glenn Research Center to provide a high fidelity lunar simulation facility to test the interactions of lunar dust and lunar dust simulant with candidate aerospace materials and coatings. It has a sophisticated design which enables it to treat dust in a way that will remove adsorbed gases and create a chemically reactive surface. It can simulate the vacuum, thermal, and radiation environments of the Moon, including proximate areas of illuminated heat and extremely cold shadow. It is expected to be a valuable tool in the development of dust repellant and cleaning technologies for lunar surface systems.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Gaier, James R.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Sechkar, Edward A.
(QSS Group, Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
June 14, 2007
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper-2007-0963
Meeting Information
Meeting: 45th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
Location: Reno, NV
Country: United States
Start Date: January 8, 2007
End Date: January 11, 2007
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 083229.02.99.05
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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