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NRL Tests Sensor On-orbit the ISS to Protect Space-Based Assets
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Diagnostic suitE (SPADE) experiment (tower-like structures in photo), is shown integrated onto the Space Test Program-Houston 6 (STP-H6) pallet. Developed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Plasma Physics Division, in conjunction with the Spacecraft Engineering Department, SPADE is designed to monitor background space plasma conditions on-orbit the International Space Station (ISS) and provide early warning of the onset of hazardous levels of spacecraft charging. (NASA/Space Test Program-Houston 6)

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