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Material Science Lab operations onboard the International Space Station

Gegner, Jan and Bonney, Joachim and Kilias, Stephan and Kraßnigg, Anna and Willnecker, R. (2018) Material Science Lab operations onboard the International Space Station. 69th Intern. Astronautical Congress, 30.09. - 05.10.2018, Bremen.

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Abstract

The Materials Science Laboratory (MSL) onboard the International Space Station is designed for the research on solidification processes under microgravity conditions. It is equipped with two exchangeable furnace inserts of Bridgman-type allowing temperatures of up to 1400 ◦C. MSL is operated under ESA contract by the Microgravity User Support Center (MUSC) at DLR in Cologne in collaboration with Marshal Space Flight Center at Huntsville which is responsible for the Materials Science Research Rack (MSRR) which hosts MSL and provides services. MSL was launched in 2009 and installed in the US Destiny laboratory module. Since then a number of experiments by different project teams have been performed and research is still ongoing. Since 2018, a new type of cartridges developed by NASA allows investigation of sintering processes within MSL. The paper will give a survey on MSL operations over the last decade and provide an outlook for future MSL planning.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124367/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Material Science Lab operations onboard the International Space Station
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Gegner, JanJan.Gegner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bonney, Joachimjoachim.bonney (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kilias, StephanStephan.kilias (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kraßnigg, Annaanna.krassnig (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Willnecker, R.DLR-Köln, rainer.willnecker (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:1 October 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:MSL, Material Science Lab, ISS
Event Title:69th Intern. Astronautical Congress
Event Location:Bremen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30.09. - 05.10.2018
Organizer:IAC
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):Vorhaben Nutzerzentrum Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:10 Dec 2018 16:52
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:22

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