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POSA II - Passive Optical Sample Assembly II
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The objective of the Passive Optical Sample Assembly II (POSA II) experiment is to assess the magnitude of molecular contamination on International Space Station (ISS) critical surfaces and quantify the performance and degradation rate of candidate/baseline ISS exterior surface materials. POSA II will provide environmental effects information that can be utilized to avoid cost overruns necessitated by unscheduled replacement of degraded on-orbit hardware. The POSA II experiment consists of various passive sample trays, carousels, and plates, as well as vacuum ultraviolet diodes and atomic-oxygen pinhole cameras. Many of the various materials chosen for exposure are currently planned for use on the ISS. The POSA II experiment is performed by the Boeing Defense and Space Group.

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