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Title: Earth contamination free sample acquisition from an Earth Contaminated Spacecraft
Authors: Dolgin, B.
Bickler, D.
Carson, J.
Chung, S.
Quicksall, J.
Troy, R.
Yarbrough, C.
Issue Date: 23-Oct-2000
Citation: 2001 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Big Sky, Montana, USA
Abstract: The paper describes the first step in the feasibility demonstration of a novel low cost Mars Sample Return Transfer Sequence (STS) that does not require cleaning and sterilization of the entire spacecraft. The proposed STS relies on ability to collect (and in the future deliver to Earth) Earth-contamination-free samples from a spacecraft that was cleaned only to the levels achieved on the Pathfinder.
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