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Electrostatic Discharge Issues in International Space Station Program EVAsEVA activity in the ISS program encounters several dangerous ESD conditions. The ISS program has been aggressive for many years to find ways to mitigate or to eliminate the associated risks. Investments have included: (1) Major mods to EVA tools, suit connectors & analytical tools (2) Floating Potential Measurement Unit (3) Plasma Contactor Units (4) Certification of new ISS flight attitudes (5) Teraflops of computation (6) Thousands of hours of work by scores of specialists (7) Monthly management attention at the highest program levels. The risks are now mitigated to a level that is orders of magnitude safer than prior operations
Document ID
20110014828
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Bacon, John B. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 2009
Subject Category
Space Transportation and Safety
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-24515
Meeting Information
2011 EOS/ESD Symposium(Anaheim, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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