International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application
Online ISSN : 2188-9783
Results of Microgravity Experiments Using the Balloon Operated Vehicle with a New Drag-Free Control Method
Masao KIKUCHITakehiko ISHIKAWAShin YAMAMOTOShujiro SAWAIYusuke MARUShinichiro SAKAINobutaka BANDOShigehito SHIMIZUHiroaki KOBAYASHITetsuo YOSHIMITSUYuji KANTakanari MIZUSHIMASeijiro FUKUYAMAJunpei OKADAShinichi YODAHideyuki FUKEYuya KAKEHASHITatsuaki HASHIMOTO
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2015 Volume 32 Issue 2 Pages 320211-

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A microgravity experiment system using a high altitude balloon has been developed. In order to accommodate payloads larger than previous system which employed three- dimensional drag-free control, one-dimensional drag-free control has been applied. The first test flight was conducted in Aug. 2014. A gravity level below 10-3 G was obtained for more than 30 seconds during the free-fall of the capsule. A combustion experiment was conducted during the low gravity condition.

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