While the project may have been small in scope, the significance will be enormous, and literally out of this world. AM Quality Services performed leak checks on an instrument for NASA that is headed to the Space Station in September.
Nearly four years ago, Matthew McGill, of the Goddard Space Flight Center, outlined an experiment for the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) that will ultimately help gather long-term observations of the Earth’s atmosphere that are needed to help researchers model and predict climate changes. The testing was completed in order to finalize the project so that the equipment can be shipped to Cape Canaveral for launch. While many process-oriented environments have an acceptable level of particle or material leakage, in this case there was a zero tolerance. There can be no leaking of product as it will destroy the optics used for atmospheric sampling.
“Our team is proud to be a part of this experiment at NASA. I think this says a lot about our quality of work that we would be entrusted to work on something that will be used on the Space Station,” says Jim Hubbard, Director of Eastern US Operations.
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