Outgassing Test For Non-Metallic Materials Associated With Sensitive Optical Surfaces In A Space Environment

The purpose of this specification is to supplement the Standard Test Method for Total MassLoss and Collected Volatile Condensable Materials from Outgassing in a VacuumEnvironment (ASTM-E595) by establishing outgassing requirements and test guidelines for non-metallic materials used in the space thermal/vacuum environment in the vicinity of sensitive optical surfaces. This Specification presents criteria for the evaluation of materials and defines the test method to be used to evaluate these materials. Programs are encouraged to develop criteria, specific to the needs of the Program that insure that the optical surface functions at the level established by the Program.

Document ID 
MSFC-SPEC-1443
Document Date 
Friday, June 29, 2007
Related Topics 
Process Control