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Beachside Corrosion Test Site
Seawater Immersion Exposure
Seacoast Atmosphere Exposure
Seawater Spray/Splash Exposure
Accelerated Corrosion Lab
The Corrosion Technology Laboratory at the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is a network of people, equipment, and facilities that provide technical innovations and engineering services in all areas of corrosion for NASA and external customers. KSC has also developed some corrosion technologies which are available for licensing.
The Corrosion Technology Laboratory:
KSC’s launch facilities are located within 1000 feet of the Atlantic Ocean. Salt from the ocean combined with the launch vehicles’ acidic rocket exhaust make corrosion protection a high priority. For these reasons, KSC maintains state-of-the-art corrosion research and testing capabilities. Our Beach Corrosion Test Site has been documented as having higher atmospheric corrosion rates than any other test site in the United States.
The Corrosion Technology Laboratory is part of the Applied Technology Division and any project involving corrosion may utilize this fully staffed and equipped corrosion laboratory as a resource.
Beachside Atmospheric Exposure
Accelerated Corrosion Laboratory
Ready to explore a partnership, or simply need more information? Please submit your inquiry to our KSC Facilitator.
Contact Us: KSC-Partnerships@mail.nasa.gov