Preparing the 'Vapour cloud shape from a localised ‘bottom’ source in microgravity' experiment for the 72nd ESA parabolic flight campaign. Parabolic flights treat passengers and experiments to a rollercoaster ride, flying angled at 49º 30 times per flight. They are used to conduct short-term scientific and technological investigations in microgravity and reduced gravity, to test instrumentation before use in space, to validate operational and experimental procedures, and to train astronauts for spaceflight.
This experiment measures the transient vapour concentration profiles that form in the vicinity of a gas or a liquid injection spot at the centre of a flat surface.
This experiment is linked with the International Space Station investigation into boiling bubbles.