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First Middle East Aircraft Parabolic Flights for ISU Participant Experiments

Pletser, Vladimir and Frischauf, Norbert and Cohen, Dan and Forster, Matthew and Spannagel, Ruven and Szeszko, Adam and Laufer, René (2017) First Middle East Aircraft Parabolic Flights for ISU Participant Experiments. Microgravity Science and Technology, 29 (3). Springer. doi: DOI 10.1007/s12217-017-9539-8. ISSN 0938-0108.

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Aircraft parabolic flights are widely used throughout the world to create microgravity environment for scientific and technology research, experiment rehearsal for space missions, and for astronaut training before space flights. As part of the Space Studies Program 2016 of the International Space University summer session at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, a series of aircraft parabolic flights were organized with a glider in support of departmental activities on ‘Artificial and Micro-gravity’ within the Space Sciences Department. Five flights were organized with manoeuvres including several parabolas with 5 to 6 s of weightlessness, bank turns with acceleration up to 2 g and disorientation inducing manoeuvres. Four demonstration experiments and two experiments proposed by SSP16 participants were performed during the flights by on board operators. This paper reports on the microgravity experiments conducted during these parabolic flights, the first conducted in the Middle East for science and pedagogical experiments.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115001/
Document Type:Article
Title:First Middle East Aircraft Parabolic Flights for ISU Participant Experiments
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Pletser, VladimirTechnology and Engineering Centre for Space Utilization, Beijing ChinaUNSPECIFIED
Frischauf, NorbertSIGMA-7, AustriaUNSPECIFIED
Cohen, DanRacah Institute of Physics, JerusalemUNSPECIFIED
Forster, MatthewMcMaster University, CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Spannagel, Ruvenruven.spannagel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Szeszko, AdamSerco GmbH, DarmstadtUNSPECIFIED
Laufer, RenéCenter for Astrophysics, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:16 February 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Microgravity Science and Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :DOI 10.1007/s12217-017-9539-8
Series Name:Microgravity and Space Exploration
Keywords:Aircraft parabolic flights · Microgravity experiments · Grob G-103 Twin II glider · International Space University · First microgravity flights in Middle East
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:08 Nov 2017 09:17
Last Modified:08 Nov 2017 09:17

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