Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Biobarrier

  • Catharine A. Conley
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_164-2

Definition

In planetary protection, a biobarrier is a mechanical barrier to protect a spacecraft or associated component(s) against microbial recontamination following the application of bioburden reduction procedures.

See Also

Keywords

Bioorganic Chemistry Reduction Procedure Mechanical Barrier Planetary Protection Bioburden Reduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA HeadquartersWashingtonUSA