XCAM wins ESA Contract to Design Rocket Dust Monitor


This contract, under a programme funded by the European Space Agency, will see the company developing a prototype particulates-monitor capable of monitoring the deposition and redistribution of 5 micron dust particles in real-time. This monitor will form a proof-of-concept prototype which may later be further developed for use inside rocket fairings for the monitoring of particulate contamination during and shortly after launch of space instruments. XCAM will also investigate the possibility of using this new technology in clean room environments.

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