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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
Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
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
Meeting Information
Meeting: 2011 EOS/ESD Symposium
Location: Anaheim, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: September 12, 2011
End Date: September 13, 2011
Sponsors: Electrostatic Discharge Association
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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