Contamination

Contamination of materials due to electric thrusters induces a premature degradation and aging of spacecraft surfaces. Coatings and optical devices can be severely damaged due to the plasma dynamic induced by these thrusters which causes surface erosion and contamination by molecules issued from materials outgazing.

It is thus necessary to be able to predict quantitatively this phenomenon in order to prevent such damages and better size the spacecraft.

SpaceSuite offers tools in order to study contamination effects on surfaces and several services in order to help and assist the users.


* The services corresponding to this thematic will soon be available.