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Preparation of Space Experiments

Edited by Vladimir Pletser

Director of Space Training Operations

This book explains how researchers design, prepare, develop, test and fly their science experiments on microgravity platforms before sending them to space. All preparation phases are explained and presented, including aircraft parabolic flights as part of spaceflight preparation. Twenty international authors, all experts in their own microgravity research field, contribute to chapters describing their experience to prepare experiments before space flights. Fields covered are Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. Physical Sciences covers fluid physics (vibration effects on diffusion; red blood cell dynamics; cavitation in microgravity; capillary driven flows) and material sciences (electromagnetic levitator onboard International Space Station). Life Sciences includes human physiology (sampling earlobe blood; human cardiovascular experiments; tumours in space) and neurophysiology (dexterous manipulation of objects in weightlessness).

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Preparation of Space ExperimentsEdited by Vladimir Pletser

Published: September 2nd 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.92406

ISBN: 978-1-78985-393-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-138-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-340-7

Copyright year: 2020

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4721 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Research in Microgravity in Physical and Life Sciences: An Introduction to Means and Methods

By Vladimir Pletser and Thais Russomano


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2. Aircraft Parabolic Flights: A Gateway to Orbital Microgravity and Extra-Terrestrial Planetary Gravities

By Vladimir Pletser


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3. G-Jitter, Vibrations, Diffusion: The IVIDIL Experiment

By Valentina Shevtsova, Denis Melnikov, Yuri Gaponenko and Aliaksandr Mialdun


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4. Red Blood Cell Dynamics: The Contribution of Microgravity in the BIOMICS Project

By Thomas Podgorski, Gwennou Coupier and Christophe Minetti


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5. What We Learned from Cavitation Bubbles in Microgravity

By Mohamed Farhat


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6. Capillary Driven Flows under Microgravity Conditions: From Parabolic Flights to Space Experiment

By Nikolay Smirnov, Valeriy Nikitin and Evgeniya Kolenkina (Skryleva)


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7. Experiment Preparation and Performance for the Electromagnetic Levitator (EML) Onboard the International Space Station

By Angelika Diefenbach, Stephan Schneider and Thomas Volkmann


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8. A Device for Sampling Earlobe Arterialized Blood in Space and Other Austere Environments

By Thais Russomano


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9. GRIP: Dexterous Manipulation of Objects in Weightlessness

By Jean-Louis Thonnard, Laurent Opsomer, Philippe Lefèvre, Vladimir Pletser and Joseph McIntyre


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10. Preparation, Implementation and Execution of Human Cardiovascular Experiments in Space

By Peter Norsk


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11. Tumors in Space: Preparation for Spaceflight

By Tricia L. Larose


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