- Posted by Manuel Sánchez Ruiz
- On February 1, 2021
Red Plague is problematic corrosion appearing on silver-plated copper conductors. An electromechanical reaction is induced between copper core and silver plating of the conductor (by means of moisture and oxygen present in the silver-copper interface). Wire affected by Red Plague is mechanically compromised, increasing the failure risk linked to severe vibration and shock conditions on space flight.