In-Flight Calibration of Mass Spectrometer

by Dumitru Ristoiu, Inst of Isotopic and Molecular, Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,
Gavrila Toderean, Inst of Isotopic and Molecular, Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,
Iosif Chereji, Inst of Isotopic and Molecular, Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,
Daniel Olimpiu Ursu, Inst of Isotopic and Molecular, Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,
Vadim Glebovici Istomin, Inst of Isotopic and Molecular, Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space III

Abstract: A new device for in-flight calibration of mass spectrometer is presented. At a ground station command the calibrator introduces a constant and reproducible amount of deuterium into the ion source of the mass spectrometer. The molecular gas used makes it possible to get some information on dissociation and adsorption-desorption processes on the spacecraft surface in outer space conditions.

Subject Headings: Calibration | Measuring instruments | Information management | Adsorption | Flight

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