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Technologies and Concepts of the UHV System for the MAIUS-2/3 Sounding Rocket Missions

Elsen, Michael and Grosse, Jens and Becker, Dennis and Lachmann, Maike and Piest, Baptist and Rasel, Ernst and Braxmaier, Claus (2019) Technologies and Concepts of the UHV System for the MAIUS-2/3 Sounding Rocket Missions. International Vacuum Congress, 1.-5. Juli 2019, Malmö, Schweden.

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During the two sounding rocket missions MAIUS-2 and MAIUS-3, it is planned to perform sequential and simultaneous dualspecies atom interferometry with Bose-Einstein condensates of Potassium-41 and Rubidium-87. The scientific payload of the MAIUS missions will be launched on-board a VSB-30 sounding rocket launched from Esrange in Sweden. The flights of these rockets allows for approximately 360 s of microgravity conditions. The microgravity environment offers experiments on timescales that are not possible on ground based experiments. To perform long lifetimes of the BEC, a pressure <= 5·10^(-10) mbar needs to be reached and maintained in the vacuum chamber. During ascent of the rocket, vibrational loads of 1.8 g RMS in the frequency range of 20-2000 Hz and accelerations of up to 13 g are applied to the vacuum system and the payload. During re-entry and landing static loads can reach a level of up to 50 g. The ultra-high vacuum system presented in this talk is designed to withstand these loads while maintaining the vacuum quality. Therefore, the sealing technologies and pumping concepts which are used under this challenging requirements, needed to be tested and qualified. This talk presents the ultra-high vacuum system of the MAIUS-2/3 payload in detail, as well as its vibration and qualification tests at the shaker test facility at the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) in Bremen.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/129242/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Technologies and Concepts of the UHV System for the MAIUS-2/3 Sounding Rocket Missions
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Becker, DennisLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lachmann, MaikeLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Piest, BaptistLeibniz Universität HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rasel, ErnstLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:MAIUS sounding rocket
Event Title:International Vacuum Congress
Event Location:Malmö, Schweden
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:1.-5. Juli 2019
Organizer:Swedish Society for Materials Science and Vacuum Technology
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systems Engineering Optische Systeme (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hamann, Ines
Deposited On:25 Sep 2019 08:56
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 08:56

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