designing any payload or instrument the selection of materials is
most critical to ensure that material degradation or failure does
not comprise the mission objectives. Material failure not only means
physical failure of the material but also deleterious outgassing
that may induce contamination to one self and/or others in close
proximity. In addition to spacecraft material selection, T & M Engineering
offers ASTM E1559 testing, required for all non-metallic materials
to be flown on the International Space Station.