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Facilities for Simulation of Microgravity in the ESA Ground-Based Facility Programme

Brungs, Sonja and Egli, Marcel and Wuest, Simon and Christianen, Peter C.M. and van Loon, Jack J.W.A. and Ngo-Anh, Jennifer and Hemmersbach, Ruth (2016) Facilities for Simulation of Microgravity in the ESA Ground-Based Facility Programme. Microgravity Science and Technology. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s12217-015-9471-8 ISSN 0938-0108

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Official URL: http://link.springer.com/journal/12217

Abstract

Knowledge of the role of gravity in fundamental biological processes and, consequently, the impact of exposure to microgravity conditions provide insight into the basics of the development of life as well as enabling long-term space exploration missions. However, experimentation in real microgravity is expensive and scarcely available; thus, a variety of platforms have been developed to provide, on Earth, an experimental condition comparable to real microgravity. With the aim of simulating microgravity conditions, different ground-based facilities (GBF) have been constructed such as clinostats and random positioning machines as well as magnets for magnetic levitation. Here, we give an overview of ground-based facilities for the simulation of microgravity which were used in the frame of an ESA ground-based research programme dedicated to providing scientists access to these experimental capabilities in order to prepare their space experiments.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103404/
Document Type:Article
Title:Facilities for Simulation of Microgravity in the ESA Ground-Based Facility Programme
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Brungs, SonjaGerman Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Gravitational Biology, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Egli, MarcelSchool of Engineering and Architecture, CC Aerospace Biomedical Science and Technology, Space Biology Group, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hergiswil, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Wuest, SimonSchool of Engineering and Architecture, CC Aerospace Biomedical Science and Technology, Space Biology Group, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hergiswil, SwitzerlandUNSPECIFIED
Christianen, Peter C.M.High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML), Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
van Loon, Jack J.W.A.DESC (Dutch Experiment Support Center), Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / Oral Pathology, VU University Medical Center, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Amsterdam & ESA-ESTEC, TEC-MMG, Life & Physical Science, Instrumentation aUNSPECIFIED
Ngo-Anh, JenniferEuropean Space Agency (ESA), Human Spaceflight and Operations, Noordwijk, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Hemmersbach, RuthGerman Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Gravitational Biology, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:16 January 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Microgravity Science and Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1007/s12217-015-9471-8
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0938-0108
Status:Published
Keywords:Simulated microgravity, Levitation, Clinostat, Random Positioning Machine (RPM)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Biowissenschaftliche Nutzerunterstützung
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Biomedical Research
Deposited By: Duwe, Helmut
Deposited On:15 Mar 2016 11:25
Last Modified:10 May 2016 23:45

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