November 28, 2012
NASA Working to Eliminate 'New Satellite' Smell
David Szondy, Gizmag
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is working to eliminate new car smell. No, they aren't a bunch of killjoys. That distinctive odor is caused by outgassing of chemicals used in car manufacturing. Some scientists believe these gases to be harmful, but whether they are or not, satellites suffer from the same problem. The gases released by satellites themselves can damage them, so NASA is working on new ways to control or eliminate these emissions.
TAGGED: materials science, nasa, satellites, gas (chemistry)