Unmanned aerial vehicle appliance in microgravity research
Microgravity experiments are important in field of space development; they give the possibility to simulate near-space conditions to test new systems and subsystems for space or to perform researches in various fields. The existing platforms, to perform reduced gravity experiments, allow us to achieve the targets of the researches. Otherwise these platforms are either very expensive or very short duration. Another key issue is the repeatability of the experiment. Fast repeatability platform (ensuring fast turn-around time), can guarantee only few seconds of microgravity time. For these reason, there is the need of platforms for microgravity experiments that will cover the needs of all the experiments that cannot fit into required time, cost and repeatability of any other experiment methodology. The paper explains the mission plan and first scientific data of parabolic unmanned plane research.
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Bepiločio orlaivio naudojimas mikrogravitaciniams tyrimams
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