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THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE MAIUS ATOM INTERFEROMETER PAYLOADS ON A VSB-30 SOUNDING ROCKET

Grosse, Jens and Braxmaier, Claus and Quantus-Team, () (2019) THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE MAIUS ATOM INTERFEROMETER PAYLOADS ON A VSB-30 SOUNDING ROCKET. European Space Agency. 24nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, 16.-20. Juni 2019, Essen.

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Abstract

The QUANTUS consortium started activities to perform atom interferometry on a sounding rocket in the year 2011. Three sounding rocket missions (MAIUS-1 to MAIUS-3) have been planned to demonstrate BoseEinstein condensation and atom interferometry with rubidium and potassium atoms. Two different payloads MAIUS-A and MAIUS-B have been designed qualified and integrated in the time frame from 2011 until 2020. The MAIUS-A scientific payload is capable of performing single species experiment with rubidium only and was used as a technology demonstrator in the MAIUS-1 mission. The MAIUS-1 mission was conducted in fall 2016. On the 23rd of January 2017 the payload MAIUS-A was launched on a VSB-30 sounding rocket. The payload created the first Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) and performed atom interferometry aboard a sounding rocket with rubidium 87 atoms [Becker 2018]. Its successor MAIUS-B will be able to perform simultaneous experiments with Bose-Einstein Condensates of Rubidium-87 and Potassium-41 atoms. In order to achieve this ambitious scientific goal the experiments use various sensitive instruments imposing strong requirements on the thermal and mechanical design of the scientific payload. This paper gives a summary of the MAIUS-A and MAIUS-B scientific payload design with a focus on the thermal control system. Furthermore, the design of the GSE and the water cooling umbilicals is presented. The paper closes with an outlook on future atom interferometry payloads on sounding rockets and beyond.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/133039/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE MAIUS ATOM INTERFEROMETER PAYLOADS ON A VSB-30 SOUNDING ROCKET
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Grosse, Jensjens.grosse (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, ClausDLR, BremenUNSPECIFIED
Quantus-Team, ()UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:17 June 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:European Space Agency
Status:Published
Keywords:Bose-Einstein condensate on rocket
Event Title:24nd ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
Event Location:Essen
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:16.-20. Juni 2019
Organizer:European Space Agency
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systems Engineering Optische Systeme, R - Systemtechnologien
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hamann, Ines
Deposited On:19 Dec 2019 13:05
Last Modified:19 Dec 2019 13:05

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