The DropCoal experiment is one step closer to reaching the International Space Station!
The research project, conducted by the European Space Agency, aims to investigate how droplets coalesce and mix in space. In order to study the phenomenon on the International Space Station, a similar experimental setup was tested in parabolic flight.
The outputs of the microgravity experiment run by ESA and INFLPR had given insights to our colleagues in finalizing the design and manufacturing of the space hardware. The flight experiment has just had the Critical Design Review at ESTEC, being reviewed by multiple ESA experts.
The experiment is planned to be brought on the Space Station in 2024, as part of an ESA mission. It will be hosted in the ICE Cubes facility of the Columbus module.
The full post on ESA’s webpage is available here.