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Don’t Miss This JWST Micrometeoroid Mitigation Update

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JWST

NASA engineered the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to withstand continual bombardment from dust-sized particles moving at extreme velocities, known as micrometeoroid strikes. To date, JWST is averaging one to two strikes a month.

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Updated: OSMA’S NDE Program Granted Patent

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Electric Field Imaging

The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) program a patent for its Electric Field Quantitative Measurement System and Method. The patent covers both the Electric Field Imaging sensor and the methods developed by Edward Generazio, NDE program manager.

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OSMA’s NDE Program Published Capabilities Data Book

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NDE Data Book

NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) program recently published a Technical Manual, NASA DOEPOD [Design of Experiments for Probability of Detection] NDE Capabilities Data Book.

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NASA Addresses CubeSat SMA and Reliability Challenges

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NASA Addresses CubeSat SMA and Reliability Challenges

As the agency looks at opportunities to use CubeSats in science and exploration missions, NASA’s Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) community is working to address some of the SMA challenges associated with these small spacecraft.

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Dust Study Explored Impact of Meteoroids on Solar Probe Plus Project

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Solar Probe Plus

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, with the support of NASA’s Meteoroids Environments Office, conducted a dust study as a part of NASA’s Solar Probe Plus mission to explore the sun’s outer atmosphere. 

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JSC Team Improves R&M for Wastewater Recovery System That Will Support Mission to Mars

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CDS

A team at NASA Johnson Space Flight Center is working to improve Reliability and Maintainability for the Cascade Distillation System using Model-Based Systems Engineering techniques.

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TEERM Works With Programs and Projects to Address Environmental Pressures

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TEERM

NASA’s Technology Evaluation for Environmental Risk Mitigation Program Office, part of the Environmental Management Division, works with agency programs and projects to enhance mission readiness and reduce risks caused by environmental pressures.

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Europa Clipper Uses New Software Assurance Process

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Europa Clipper Uses New Software Assurance Process

The Europa Clipper is the first mission to integrate into its design a new Software Assurance process on managing Command File Errors.

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Updated: Metrology and Calibration Working Group Develops Agency-Wide Capabilities Database

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Metrology and Calibration Database

NASA’s Metrology and Calibration Program Office at Kennedy Space Center released the NASA Calibration Capabilities database on May 19, 2015. The database lists the calibration capabilities of NASA centers, providing information on the types, measurement ranges and accuracies of calibrations that can be performed at each location. 

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New Database to Ease Hazard Assessments on Oxygen Systems

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Database

The Oxygen Compatibility Assessment (OCA) team at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility created a Web-based OCA database that will be available agency-wide within the next year.  

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NASA Confirms Accuracy of Voltage Calibration Standard

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PJVS

The NASA Metrology and Calibration program’s Programmable Josephson Voltage Standard (PJVS) recently was routed to three other government organizations as part of an Inter-Laboratory Comparison (ILC). The PJVS is the most accurate Direct Current (DC) voltage calibration standard available.  The comparison validated that NASA’s PJVS and the Josephson voltage standards at those locations are working properly and providing accurate measurements.

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