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    IAC-16 — 67th International Astronautical Congress

    A2. MICROGRAVITY SCIENCES AND PROCESSES SYMPOSIUM

    The objective of the Microgravity Science and Processes Symposium is to highlight and discuss the state of the art in microgravity (reduced-gravity) physical sciences and processes, as well as to prepare for future orbital infrastructure. Session topics cover all microgravity science disciplines (material science, fluid physics, combustion science, fundamental physics), current results and research perspectives, together with relevant technology developments.

    Coordinator

    Nickolay N. Smirnov
    Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussian Federation

    Secretary

    Anastassiia Nikonova
    Russian Academy of SciencesRussian Federation

    Vice-Coordinator

    Gabriel Pont
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    A2.1. Gravity and Fundamental Physics

    This session is devoted to the search of new fields of research in condensed matter physics and gravitational physics including cryogenic fluids, critical fluids, equivalence principle, atomic clock and plasma crystals.

    Co-Chair

    Hanns Selig
    Geradts GmbhGermany

    Antonio Viviani
    Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"Italy

    Rapporteur

    Qi Kang
    National Microgravity Laboratory, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.China

    A2.2. Fluid and Materials Sciences

    The main focus of the session is on perspective research fields in fluid and materials sciences, multi-phase and chemically reacting flows including theoretical modelling, numerical simulations, and results of pathfinder laboratory and space experiments.

    Co-Chair

    Nickolay N. Smirnov
    Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussian Federation

    Satoshi Matsumoto
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    Rapporteur

    Jean-Claude Legros
    Université Libre de BruxellesBelgium

    A2.3. Microgravity Experiments from Sub-Orbital to Orbital Platforms

    This session presents recent results of microgravity experiments from all disciplines using different microgravity platforms, including drop towers, parabolic aircrafts, sounding rockets and capsules.

    Co-Chair

    Raffaele Savino
    Italy

    Rainer Willnecker
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Rapporteur

    Peter Hofmann
    OHB System AG - MunichGermany

    A2.4. Science Results from Ground Based Research

    This session is focused on the results of ground based preparatory experiments from all disciplines.

    Co-Chair

    Valentina Shevtsova
    Université Libre de BruxellesBelgium

    Antonio Viviani
    Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"Italy

    Rapporteur

    Nickolay N. Smirnov
    Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussian Federation

    A2.5. Facilities and Operations of Microgravity Experiments

    This session is devoted to new diagnosis developments, new instruments definition and concepts for the future, ground and flight operation (telescience, robotics, hardware & software).

    Co-Chair

    Rainer Willnecker
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Gabriel Pont
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Rapporteur

    Satoshi Matsumoto
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan

    A2.6. Microgravity Sciences Onboard the International Space Station and Beyond - Part 1

    Aimed at the presentation of results obtained from large orbital platforms, in particular the ISS, as well as preparation scenarios for further long term flight opportunities, this session includes description and performance of ground and in-orbit infrastructures.

    Co-Chair

    Bernard Zappoli
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Peter Hofmann
    OHB System AG - MunichGermany

    Rapporteur

    Angelika Diefenbach
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    A2.IP. Interactive Presentations

    Authors with an abstract accepted for an interactive presentation will be asked to prepare slides and display them for the duration of the congress on plasma screens. Authors will be assigned to interactive sessions in which they must be near the plasma screens to engage in interactive discussions with other congress attendees.

    Coordinator

    Gabriel Pont
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Qi Kang
    National Microgravity Laboratory, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.China