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Ideal solutions to our humidity problem (§6.1.3) would be
either to devise a way to maintain the N2 purge up to the launch time
or configure the payload so that it could be maintained under vacuum.
Unfortunately, both options are complex and costly. Presently, our
intention is to try to seal the payload aperture doors as much as
possible and then install a plastic flap over the vent. This flap
should impede the infusion of air before launch, but it should not
significantly compromise the decompression during the ascent.