Multi-Use Variable-Gravity Platform (MVP)


Facility (features 2 identical carousels)

  • Size: Single locker
    Rotor diameter: 390 mm
  • 0-2g fractional G-level control: Yes, 0.1 – 2G
  • Self-balancing to prevent micro-g loading of specimens as fluids or specimens shift or fluids are added or removed: Yes
  • Specimen mass measurement: Available as an upgrade
  • Air and water filtration: Available as an upgrade
  • Temperature control: 14C-40C
  • Humidity control: 50% – 85%
  • Gas composition: Monitoring and control in some modules
  • Data channels to each experiment module: Power and high speed USB
  • Ground based control and data retrieval available: Yes

Specimen Holders

  • Levels of containment: 2
  • Total number of experiment modules: 12 (6 per carousel)
  • Controlled air convection in each specimen holder: Yes
  • Specimen video: Yes, digital video or still pictures, 12 video cameras (6 per carousel)
  • Specimen lighting: Yes, 12 independent systems (6 per carousel)

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