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MSG: microgravity science glovebox
Author(s): Charles R. Baugher; Narayanan Ramachandran; Walt Roark
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Paper Abstract

The capabilities of the Space Station glovebox facility is described. Tentatively scheduled to be launched in 1999, this facility called the Microgravity Sciences Glovebox will provide a robust and sophisticated platform for doing microgravity experiments on the Space Station. It will provide an environment not only for testing and evaluating experiment concepts, but also serve as a platform for doing fairly comprehensive science investigations. Its design has evolved substantially from the middeck glovebox, now flown on Space Shuttle missions, not only in increased experiment volume but also in significant capability enhancements. The system concept, functionality and architecture are discussed along with technical information that will benefit potential science investigators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2809, Space Processing of Materials, (12 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.244349
Show Author Affiliations
Charles R. Baugher, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Narayanan Ramachandran, Universities Space Research Association (United States)
Walt Roark, Mevatec Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2809:
Space Processing of Materials
Narayanan Ramachandran, Editor(s)

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