1st Detect produces the most capable field deployed Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) and Narcotic Trace Detector (NTD) available for airport and port-of-entry use today. The TRACER 1000™ is a breakthrough technology that has taken the most sensitive chemical detector technology, mass spectrometry, from the laboratory to the field. The 1st Detect Technology traces its beginnings back to the United States Space Shuttle program and NASA’s requirement for an air quality monitor on the ISS with laboratory mass spectrometer capabilities. In 2006 SPACEHAB (predecessor) entered into a NASA Space Act Agreement and after an exhaustive search, it was determined that the Cylinder Ion Trap (CIT) design would best meet NASA’s needs. On December 18th, 2012, the MMS-1000 mini mass CIT spectrometer was delivered to NASA.
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