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    Title

    Microgravity Experiments from Sub-Orbital to Orbital Platforms

    Description

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

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Prof. Raffaele Savino, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy;

    • Co-Chair: Prof. Rainer Willnecker, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    Development of “Emu” opensource high altitude balloon for microgravity experimentation

    15

    confirmed

    Mr. James Dingley

    University of Western Australia (UWA)

    Australia

    2

    Assembly, Integration and Test of the MAIUS-B Payload for the Sounding Rocket Missions MAIUS-2/3

    15

    withdrawn

    Mr. Michael Elsen

    ZARM University of Bremen

    Germany

    3

    Opportunities for Microgravity and Hypergravity Experiments under the United Nations Access to Space for All Initiative: Achievements in 2019-2020

    15

    confirmed

    Mr. Aimin NIU

    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

    Austria

    4

    Leveraging Microgravity to Investigate Earth- and Space-Based Centrifugal Casting of Wax

    15

    confirmed

    Dr. Javier Stober

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    United States

    5

    REORIENTATION OF FUEL COMPONENTS TO ENSURE RESTARTING OF THE MAIN ENGINE: CALCULATION METHODS, NUMERICAL SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENTAL TESTING

    15

    confirmed

    Mr. Ihor Siedykh

    Yuzhnoye State Design Office

    Ukraine

    6

    Space Experiments of Evaporation and Condensation Process Onboard Chinese TZ-1 Cargo Spacecraft

    15

    confirmed

    Prof. Qiu-Sheng Liu

    Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    China

    7

    Study on the volume ratio effect and transition processes of thermocapillary convection in an open annular liquid pool aboard a recoverable satellite

    15

    Prof. Qi Kang

    National Microgravity Laboratory, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    China

    8

    The effect of thermocapillary convection on PCM melting in microgravity: results and expectations

    15

    confirmed

    Mr. Pablo Salgado Sanchez

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Spain

    9

    TRL-6 validation of a novel mass gauging method for electric propulsion tanks on-board the 70th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign

    15

    Mr. Álvaro Tomás Soria Salinas

    Luleå University of Technology

    Sweden