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31st Parabolic Flight Campaign
- Title 31st Parabolic Flight Campaign
- Released: 24/02/2011
- Length 00:18:02
- Language English
- Footage Type Index
- Copyright ESA
Every year a group of European scientist get the chance to experience weightlessness in an initiative from ESA. They are able to conduct their experiment as they go up ina special plane that can create the same conditions as in space.
In parabolic flight, the aircraft is put into a specially-shaped trajectory that provides free-fall, or weightlessness. This weightless experience, other than the duration, is exactly that experienced by astronauts on orbital missions. Each flight begins by having theaircraft perform an aerobatic manoeuvre, which starts from level flight, and pitches up to apporximately 45 degrees nose-hight and wingls level subjecting the passengers to a 2 g pull up lasting about ten seconds. After that, the aircraft engines are powered back and the airplane is launched into the same parabolic trajectory that a ball would follow, providing everyone inside the plane with around twenty-five to thirty seconds of total weightlessness for experimentation puroposes. At the bottom of the parabol
00:00:38 Slate: 31st Parabolic Flight Campaign
00:00:57 Plane Liftoff
00:02:42 PHYSICAL SCIENCE EXPERIEMENTS
00:03:03 Liquid diffusion model experiment in low gravity (Dr G. Mathiak, Dr R, Willnecker, (DLR Koln) Dr A. Griesche, Prof G. Frohberg (TU Berlin))
00:04:25 Linear Diffusion flames representative of fires in microgravity environments (Prof P. Joulain, CHRS Poitiers, France)
00:06:03:08 Preliminary tests for the International MIcrogravity Plasma Facility (Prof G. MOfgill, Dr H. Thomas, Dr U. Konopka, (Max Plank INsititute, Garcheng, Germany))
00:07:32n Test of ICAPS facility for International space Station (Prof Blum (University of Jena, Germany))
00:08:56 Aerosol particle motion in temperature and concentration gradient (Prof J C. Legros, D A. Vedernikov (universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium))
00:10:15 LIFE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
00:10:39 Dynamics of prehension in microgravity and its application to robotics and prosthetics (Prof J L. Thonnard, Dr O. White (universite ca
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